CU's Jeffery Named Player of the Week
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.— COLORADO's Chucky Jeffery was named Bank of the West Pac-12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today. Jeffery averaged 28.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in a pair of CU victories.
A junior guard, the Colorado Springs, Colo., native led the Buffaloes to wins over the University of San Francisco (84-66) and Idaho (68-59), posting big numbers in both games. Jeffery recorded career-highs in points in consecutive games, first scoring 26 points against USF, then bettering that mark with 30 against the Vandals. Against the Dons, she made all of her 3-point (2-2) and free throw attempts (4-4) while shooting 10-of-14 from the floor, while adding 12 rebounds. Grabbing 10 boards against Idaho, she also had a good shooting night, going 10-for-17 from the floor, 6-for-7 from behind the three-point arc and 6-for-7 from the charity stripe. Her 30-10 double-double was the first of its kind for a CU player since 2008.
Jeffery's double-double streak is now three games. Shooting 64.5 percent from the floor and 85.7 percent from long-range, she knocked down her first six three-point attempts in a row before missing on her final attempt. With a combined five steals, she also moved into sole possession of 14th on CU's all-time list with 146.
It is Jeffery's first-career and Colorado's first-ever Pac-12 Women's Basketball Player of the Week honor.
The last undefeated team in the Pac-12 and 7-0 for the first time since 1993-94, Colorado hosts Denver on Thursday, Dec. 8. The game will be televised regionally on ROOT Sports.
Also Nominated: Erica Barnes, ARIZ; Kimberly Brandon, ASU; Reshanda Gray, CAL; Jasmin Holliday, ORE; Earlysia Marchbanks, OSU; Bonnie Samuelson, STAN; Atonye Nyingifa, UCLA; Michelle Plouffe, UTAH; Regina Rogers, WASH; Ireti Amojo, WSU.
2011-12 Bank of the West Pac-12 Women's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 15 - Candice Warthen, ARIZ
Nov. 21 - Amanda Johnson, ORE
Nov. 28 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN
Dec. 5 - Chucky Jeffery, COLO