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Scheyer Selected as USBWA National Player of the Week
Tuesday 12/22/2009  -  Duke Sports Information
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Scheyer averaged 28 points, 6.5 rebounds and 8.5 assists
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DURHAM, N.C. - Senior guard Jon Scheyer was named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association on Tuesday. The weekly award is presented by the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

Scheyer averaged 28.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.5 steals in the two games as he earned his second weekly honor of the season. The Northbrook, Ill., native shot 64.0 percent (16-of-25) from the field, 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from three-point range and 93.8 percent (15-of-16) from the foul line for the week.

Against Gardner-Webb, Scheyer recorded a career-high 36 points to go along with eight rebounds and a career-best nine assists in last Tuesday's 113-68 win over Gardner-Webb. He was 11-of-13 from the field, including 7-of-9 from three-point range in the contest. He is only the third player in Duke history with at least 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in a single game. He is the only player in school history with 35 or more points in 30 or fewer minutes of action.

Scheyer followed his performance with 20 points, five rebounds and eight assists in Duke's 76-41 win over 15th-ranked Gonzaga Saturday in New York's Madison Square Garden. The 35-point loss for Gonzaga was the program's worst since 1984.

Every weekly winner of the award is added to the Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list, which will be released mid-season. The Oscar Robertson Trophy is the National Player of the Year award given annually since 1958-59 by the USBWA.

At the conclusion of the regular season, the USBWA will name finalists for the award, which is voted on by the entire membership of the USBWA. The winner of the 2010 Oscar Robertson Trophy will be announced and presented by its namesake, Oscar Robertson, at the USBWA's annual awards breakfast on Friday, April 5 in Indianapolis, site of the 2010 NCAA Men's Final Four.


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