NEW ORLEANS According to NBA.com, the NBA announced that Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played between Dec. 23-29.
Ingram helped lead New Orleans to a 4-0 week while averaging 25.3 points on .493 shooting from the floor, including .542 from three-point range and a perfect 1.000 from the free throw line, as well as 7.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals.
The fourth-year veteran finished the week ranked fourth in the NBA in total points scored (101), was one of four players to average at least 25.0 points while shooting over .450 from the field and over .500 from three-point range (of the four, Ingram held the highest FT%), and was one of just two players in the NBA to average at least 25 points, 7 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2 steals.
Ingram led the Pelicans in scoring three out of their four games and assists twice. On Christmas Day, Ingram connected on a career-high seven three-pointers at Denver, setting a new NBA Christmas Day record for three-point field goals by an individual.
Ingram becomes the eighth player in franchise history to earn Player of the Week honors, joining Baron Davis, Jamaal Magloire, Chris Paul, David West, Greivis Vasquez, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. It is the first time in Ingram’s career he has earned Player of the Week honors.
In 30 games this season, Ingram is averaging 25.3 points (10th in NBA), 7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1 steal.