Utah Utes center Branden Carlson (35) celebrates after a basket near the end of Utah's Pac-12 overtime win over the Stanford Cardinal at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

Utes Center Branden Carlson Named Pac-12 Freshman Of The Week

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – University of Utah men’s basketball center Branden Carlson was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week after his performances against Stanford and California this past week.

This is Carlson’s first honor and the second Freshman of the Week award for Utah with Rylan Jones winning back on January 27.

The South Jordan, Utah native had a career-night in the Utes’ big overtime win over Stanford on Thursday night. Carlson recorded 15 points, 10 rebounds and 8 blocks. He tied Jason Washburn for third on Utah’s all-time single game blocks list. It was Carlson’s first career double-double.

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