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Arizona guard Jemarl Baker Jr. named Pac-12 Player of the Week

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Arizona Wildcats guard Jemarl Baker Jr. was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday after scorching the nets in three straight games.

Baker averaged 19.7 points per game while shooting 65 percent from the field (22-34) and 50 percent from 3 (10-20) in Arizona’s wins over NAU, Cal State Bakersfield, and UTEP.

That included a 33-point outburst against NAU in which Baker shot 7 for 9 from behind the arc. That was the best scoring performance anyone has ever had under Sean Miller at Arizona or Xavier.

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Baker is Arizona’s leading scorer through five games, averaging 14.2 points per game while shooting 51 percent from the field, 41 percent from 3 and 83 percent from the free throw line.

The redshirt junior is thriving in his new role off the ball in an Arizona offense that has been pushing the pace and getting everyone involved.

Baker also won his first gold jersey last week, the first time he’s won it at Arizona. It’s an award given to the best player in practice.