Memphis Tigers Guard Jeremiah Martin Earns Lute Olsen National Player of the Week Honors Following his Stellar Week.

Producer Jeffrey Wright
February 25, 2019 - 2:08 pm

Per Unimersity of Memphis Media Relations

University of Memphis guard Jeremiah Martin earned the Lute Olson Award for National Player of the Week Monday.

The 6-foot-3 senior helped the Tigers to a pair of American Conference wins last week. On Wednesday he had 43 points, eight assists, seven
rebounds and five steals against Tulane. On Saturday he finished with 37 points on the road at Wichita State.

The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I player who has played at least two seasons with his respective team.
Freshmen and first-year transfers can be named to the All-America team, but are not eligible to receive the Player of the Year honors.

The award is named in honor of coaching great Lute Olson, who won 780 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona.
During that stretch he led the Wildcats to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, four Final Four appearances and a National
Championship in 1997.


2018-19 Lute Olson National Player of the Week

(Feb. 25): Jeremiah Martin, Memphis
(Feb. 18): Ja Morant, Murray State
(Feb. 11): Justin Wright-Foreman, Hofstra
(Feb. 4):  Chris Clemons, Campbell
(Jan. 28): Mike Daum, South Dakota State
(Jan. 21): Tyus Battle, Syracuse
(Jan. 14): Markus Howard, Marquette
(Jan. 7):   Shamorie Ponds, St. John's
(Dec. 31): Jayden Gardner, East Carolina
(Dec. 24): Markus Howard, Marquette
(Dec. 17): Shizz Alston Jr., Temple
(Dec.10):  Myles Powell, Seton Hall
(Dec. 3):   Mike Daum, South Dakota State
(Nov. 26):  Shamorie Ponds, St. John's
(Nov. 19):  Carsen Edwards, Purdue
(Nov. 12):  CJ Massinburg, Buffalo

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