NZ Breakers star import Cedric Jackson has been named the Australian NBL's Player of the Week for round nine after registering a rare 'triple-double' in his side's rollicking win over the Melbourne Tigers.
Jackson picked up his second Player of the Week award - he also won in round six - after an amazing 28-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist performance as the Breakers scored an easy 94-64 victory over the Tigers on Friday in Auckland.
In the process, Jackson became the first-ever Breakers player to have a triple-double and did it in just 25:45 of playing time.
Jackson also added four steals for good measure and dominated his highly anticipated match-up with former number six NBA Draft pick Jonny Flynn.
Jackson shot 71 percent from the field (12-of-15) including 50% from the perimeter (2-of-4) and made both his free-throw attempts.
Perth's Shawn Redhage was another leading contender for the ANBL's weekly award after scoring 24 points and adding nine rebounds, three blocks, two steals and two assists as the Wildcats notched a 75-56 victory over Sydney on Friday at Perth Arena.
Townsville's Gary Ervin was also seriously considered for the award after scoring 22 points and adding six rebounds and five assists as the Crocs finally broke their drought by recording their first win of the season with a 75-73 victory over Adelaide at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre on Friday.
Other contenders for Player of the Week in Round Nine included Kevin Lisch (Perth), Aaron Bruce (Sydney), Adam Gibson (Adelaide), Rhys Martin (Wollongong), Jonny Flynn (Melbourne), Luke Schenscher (Adelaide), Jamar Wilson (Cairns) and Jacob Holmes (Townsville).
NBL Player of the Week Winners 2012/13
Round 1 - Matthew Knight (Perth Wildcats)
Round 2 - Corin Henry (Sydney Kings)
Round 3 - Mika Vukona (NZ Breakers)
Round 4 - Ben Madgen (Sydney Kings)
Round 5 - Adris Deleon (Wollongong Hawks)
Round 6 - Cedric Jackson (NZ Breakers)
Round 7 - Daniel Johnson (Adelaide)
Round 8 - Kevin Lisch (Perth Wildcats)
Round 9 - Cedric Jackson (NZ Breakers)
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