Sun Devils Cheatham win Pac-12 Player of the Week
It was a set of first for Arizona State Sun Devils basketball senior Zylan Cheatham.
On Saturday he recorded his first triple-double in Sun Devils victory over Texas Southern 83 – 71 with 14 points, 10 assists and 14 rebounds and today he was named the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball player of the week.
On Wednesday against Omaha, Cheatham narrowly missed a triple double by recording 13 points, 9 assists and 12 rebounds.
For the week, he nearly averaged a triple double with 13.5 points, 12.5 rebounds 9.5 assists.
Cheatham said on getting a triple-double, “It’s surreal I haven’t had one since high school.”
Cheatham said to head coach Bobby Hurley, “I’m like two assists away, help. He (Hurley) drew up a play for me. He drew up a lob for Lou (Loguentz Dort) and didn’t get it, after that, he said, ‘you’re a natural passer just play your game and it’s gonna come’, that’s what I did and two assists later here I am.”
Cheatham recorded the second triple-double in Sun Devils basketball history. Jordan Bachynski recorded a triple double in December 2013 with 13points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks.