Raise your hand if you had Charlie Moore being the first Cal player to receive a regular season accolade.
Moore is the Pac-12 player of the week after an explosion of 38 points against UC Irvine. Moore's 38 points are the most for a Cal player since Jerome Randle put up 39 at Washington State in January 2010. He is the first Cal freshman to earn the league's weekly award since Leon Powe in January 2004. Moore topped Shareef Abdur Rahim putting up 33 points as a freshman in November 1995. Moore tied Oregon's Tajuan Porter for fourth among the Pac-12's freshman scoring records, just three points shy of Don MacLean's (UCLA) record of 41. It was the highest-scoring performance by a freshman since Jerryd Bayless (Arizona) dropped 39 in February 2008.
In other news, after nearly losing at home to UC Irvine, the pollsters reacted by downgrading Cal to the fringes of the top 25. Cal sits at 28th in the AP Poll, and will likely have to stay undefeated in non-conference play to get ranked.
|Others receiving votes: Michigan 83, Maryland 56, California 54, Miami 40, Cincinnati 34, Wichita St 29, Florida 27, Seton Hall 15, Virginia Tech 12, Butler 11, Dayton 11, Notre Dame 6, Colorado 4, Ohio State 2, Ohio 1, Rutgers 1, Tennessee State 1|