Dymond Simon named Pac-10 Player of the Week
Arizona State senior guard Dymond Simon was named the Pacific-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 20-26, Commissioner Larry Scott announced on Monday.
Simon came through with an extraordinary outing in the Sun Devils' 79-66 upset of No. 16 DePaul last Tuesday as she matched her career highs in scoring (24 points) and rebounding (5 rebounds) while setting a new career mark with seven assists.
For the night Simon, who scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, was 8-for-14 (.571) from the floor and 7-for-9 (.778) from the free throw line.
In addition, Simon was part of a defensive effort that held the Blue Demons to 66 points, nearly 15 points below DePaul's scoring average of 80.8 points coming into the game.
Simon, who is averaging 16.8 points during ASU's current five-game winning streak, has led or tied for the team lead in scoring eight times this season. Currently with 987 career points, Simon needs 13 more to reach 1,000.
This is the third career Pac-10 Player of the Week award for Simon.
The Sun Devils, who had their contest with Marist scheduled for Tuesday called off due to Marist being unable to travel (winter storms back East), return to action on Friday at 6:30 p.m. MT when they host Oregon State in the 2010-11 Pac-10 opener for both teams.