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Florida's Chandler Parsons named National of Player of the Year



Florida senior forward Chandler Parsons has been named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. The honor is presented by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook each week through Feb. 22.

 Parsons was nominated for the weekly award after receiving SEC Player of the Week honors on Monday.

Parsons averaged 17.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals in wins over No. 23 Vanderbilt and No. 10 Kentucky this past week.

The weekly Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week is added to the Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list, which will be released
at mid-season. The winner of the USBWA National Player of the Year Award, named after Robertson, will be announced on April 1.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 4:14pm]


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