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Former Phoenix high school star records 2nd triple-double in ASU history

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Posted at 9:47 AM, Dec 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-02 11:50:14-05

Former Phoenix South Mountain High School star Zylan Cheatham become the second player in ASU men's basketball history to record a triple-double on Saturday night.

The 23-year-old senior had 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in ASU's 83-71 victory over visiting Texas Southern. Jordan Bachynski is the only other Sun Devil to get a triple double, though he did it with blocks instead of assists: 13 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks in a game in 2012.

Cheatham got his 10th assist to secure the triple-double with under three minutes to play.

Cheatham began his collegiate career at San Diego State but transferred to ASU after his sophomore season. He's averaging 12.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Sun Devils this season.

ASU is a perfect 7-0 this season and is the only remaining undefeated team in the Pac-12. Next up for the Sun Devils: a meeting with No. 5 Nevada in Los Angeles on Friday.