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UCLA basketball: Reeves Nelson is Pac-10 player of week again

December 20, 2010 | 12:43 pm

Reeves Nelson was selected the Pacific 10 Conference's player of the week for a second time this season, after leading UCLA to victories over UC Davis and No. 16 Brigham Young.

The sophomore forward scored a career-high 23 points on eight-for-15 shooting during the Bruins' 86-79 victory over the Cougars and had 13 points and eight rebounds during a 75-67 triumph over UC Davis.

Nelson becomes the second player to be selected by conference officials for the award a second time this season, joining Washington State's Klay Thompson.

"It's very flattering," Nelson said. "I just try to not pay attention to anything the media says, no offense to you guys. They'll love you one week and get on you the next week, so I just try to stay even. It really comes down to my teammates, and that's all I really care about."

UCLA (6-4) plays host to Montana State (6-5) on Tuesday at Pauley Pavilion.

-- Ben Bolch