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After a slow and at times frustrating start to the Oregon Ducks 2021 basketball season, things are starting to look like they’re clicking into gear.
For the Ducks’ leader, Will Richardson, that certainly is the case.
On Monday, Richardson was named the Pac-12 Player of the week, just a couple of days after scoring a career-high 26 points in the win over the Utah Utes on Saturday night.
Richardson, who was a preseason all-conference first-team selection, hit 5-of-6 three-pointers against the Utes and scored 23 of his 26 points in the second half.
Richardson is now averaging 13.6 points per game this season and has scored in the 20s twice this year, both of which were wins for the Ducks.
This is the first weekly honor of Richardson’s career, and the first by a Ducks player since Chris Duarte set the UO school record with his fourth player of the week selection on Mar. 8, 2021.