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George Hill first Utah Jazz player named Western Conference Player of the Week since 2013

Utah Jazz guard George Hill takes aim for the basket past New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Utah Jazz guard George Hill takes aim for the basket past New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Kathy Kmonicek, AP

New Utah Jazz starting point guard George Hill has gotten off to a fantastic start in his first season in Salt Lake City, bringing stability to the position the Jazz haven't had since Deron Williams was in town.

On Monday, he was recognized for his production over the past seven days, as he was named the Western Conference Player of the Week by the NBA.

Hill, who was acquired by Utah in June from the Indiana Pacers, averaged 20.8 points, 5.8 assists, 3.3 rebounds and just one turnover per game for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6 as the Jazz went 3-1.

In seven games on the season, Hill is posting 20.4 points, five assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 turnovers in 33.9 minutes per game.

This marks the first time Hill has won the award in his career and the first time a Jazzman has been recognized since Al Jefferson in 2013.

LeBron James was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.