Arizona's Warthen Named Player Of The Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.— ARIZONA's Candice Warthen was named Bank of the West Pac-12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the opening week of the season, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. A sophomore, Warthen led the Wildcats to a pair of season-opening wins on the road over the weekend.

A native of Warrenton, Ga., Warthen averaged 24.5 points per game, including a career-high 36-point effort in a 79-66 win at Georgia State. She had five three pointers en-route to a career night, going 11-for-18 (61.1 percent) from the floor and 9-for-10 from the free throw line. In the 88-46 season-opening win at Georgia Southern, Warthen netted 13 points, handed out five assists and had four steals.

In addition to averaging 24.5 ppg, Warthen shot 53.3 percent from the field (16-for-30), 84.6 from long range (6-for-11) and 84.6 percent from the free throw line (11-for-13).

It is the first-career Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for Warthen and Arizona's 39th all-time.

The Wildcats open the home slate hosting Wichita State on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. PT.

Also Nominated: Gennifer Brandon, CAL; Brittany Wilson, COLO; Jasmin Holliday, ORE; Earlysia Marchbanks, OSU; Chiney Ogwumike, STAN; Atonye Nyingifa, UCLA; Jacki Gemelos, USC; Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH; Regina Rogers, WASH; Carly Noyes, WSU.

2011-12 Bank of the West Pac-12 Women's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 15 - Candice Warthen, ARIZ

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