Seton Hall's Myles Powell earns the Lute Olson award national player of the week honors.
The 6-foot-2 junior helped the Pirates to a pair of victories last week, including a win over No. 9 Kentucky. Powell was 9-of-16 from the field and finished with 28 points, in the 84-83 win over Kentucky. 25 of his game-high 28 came in the second half. Earlier in the week he chipped in with 10 points against New Hampshire.
The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I player who has played at least two seasons with his respective team. Freshmen and first-year transfers can be named to the All-America team, but are not eligible to receive the Player of the Year honors.
The award is named in honor of coaching great Lute Olson, who won 780 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona. During that stretch he led the Wildcats to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, four Final Four appearances and a National Championship in 1997.