Feb. 6, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--University of Pittsburgh junior guard Tray Woodall (Brooklyn, N.Y.-Paterson, N.J./St. Anthony H.S.) was named the Big East Conference Basketball Player of the Week on Monday by the league office.
In Pitt's two weekly wins over West Virginia (72-66) and Villanova (79-70), Woodall averaged 26.5 points, shot 62.5 percent (15-24) from the floor, hit 54.5 percent (6-11) of his 3-point attempts, and finished a perfect 17-17 from the free throw line. He also averaged 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. In Sunday's win over Villanova, Woodall scored a career-high 29 points (7-12 FG), hit 3-6 3-pointers, went a perfect 12-12 from the free throw line, grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists. Against West Virginia on Monday night, he scored 24 points (8-12 FG), hit 3-5 3-pointers, and went 5-5 from the line. He also scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half alone. Since his return vs. Louisville on January 21, Pitt is 4-1.
For the season, Woodall is averaging 13.3 points and 6.8 assists per game. He has reached double figure scoring in eight games and totaled 10 or more assists in five contests on the year. He has scored over 20-plus points in three games (Albany, at WVU, Villanova) and registered four double-doubles (points-assists) on the year.
Woodall is the first Pitt player to earn Big East Player of the Week honors this year. Gilbert Brown was the last Pitt player to earn the honor on Dec. 20, 2010.
Pitt (15-9, 4-7 Big East) plays at USF on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. The game will be produced by ESPN Regional and aired locally on Root Sports.