A stellar performance at the Wooden Legacy led to Nico Mannion winning that tournament’s MVP award on Sunday night, and it also garnered him his first honor from the Pac-12 Conference.
Mannion was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Monday, marking the third time in four weeks the award has gone to a member of the Arizona Wildcats. Zeke Nnaji won it the first two weeks of the season.
✅ Team Championship at Wooden Legacy— Arizona Basketball (@APlayersProgram) December 2, 2019
✅ Tournament MVP
✅ @pac12 Freshman of the Week
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Mannion averaged 16.3 points and 7.3 assists while shooting 51 percent in Arizona’s three wins at the Wooden Legacy. He had the game-winning shot in the opening-round victory over Pepperdine during a 16-point, 11-assist effort, scored a career-high 24 in the semifinal win over Penn and had 9 points and 7 assists against Wake Forest to help the Wildcats win their first holiday tournament since 2014.
ASU junior guard Remy Martin was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 33 points in the Sun Devils’ win at Princeton. Mannion was nominated for that award as well.