J’Vonne Hadley earns first career Pac-12 Player of the Week honors

After Colorado men’s basketball closed the regular season on a six-game winning streak, J’Vonne Hadley became the second Buffs player in the past three weeks to earn Pac-12 Player of the Week honors.

Hadley won the award on Monday following strong performances against Oregon and Oregon State last week, helping the Buffs to two much-needed wins. While the senior guard has continued to be Colorado’s premier defender, his improved offensive numbers is why he’s gaining more respect.

He hit a career-high four 3-pointers on four attempts against the Ducks while totaling 20 points and 12 rebounds in his third double-double of the year. Against the Beavers on Saturday, Hadley added 15 more points and seven rebounds.

With the award going to Hadley, he became the third Buff to receive the conference’s player of the week nod this season, joining Tristan da Silva and KJ Simpson.

Hadley has seen an increase in minutes during his second year with the Buffs, leading to an increase in production as well. As the season has progressed, he has continuously made strides in his game, even after suffering a facial fracture earlier this year.

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