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The honors continue for Villanova sophomore Darrun Hilliard. A day after being named BIG EAST conference Player of the Week, the 6'6" Bethlehem, PA native was selected by the US Basketball Writers Association as the National Player of the Week.
Hilliard averaged 18 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists as unranked Villanova defeatedthe pair of Top 5 teams as he shot 11-17 (65%) from the floor including 4-10 from 3-Point in Villanova's upsets of [then] #5 Louisville and [then] #3 Syracuse last week.
2012-13 Oscar Robertson National Players of the Week
- Week of Dec. 9: Brandon Paul, Illinois (Big Ten Conference)
- Week of Dec. 16: Doug McDermott, Creighton (Missouri Valley Conference)
- Week of Dec. 23: Victor Rudd, South Florida (Big East Conference)
- Week of Dec. 30: Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA (Pac-12 Conference)
- Week of Jan. 6: Trey Burke, Michigan (Big Ten Conference)
- Week of Jan. 13: Elston Turner, Texas A&M (Southeastern Conference)
- Week of Jan. 20: Roosevelt Jones, Butler (Atlantic 10 Conference)
- Week of Jan. 27: Darrun Hilliard, Villanova (Big East Conference)