Arizona's Whyte and Colorado's Roberson named Pac-12 players of the week

By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference office announced the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Players of the Week today for the week of February 18-24. Arizona's Davellyn Whyte was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week, while Colorado's Arielle Roberson was tabbed the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.

A guard from Phoenix, Davellyn Whyte averaged 24.5 points, 14.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists, while shooting 47.2 percent from the floor to lead the Wildcats in a pair of close losses to traditional rival Arizona State. Whyte opened the week posting the first triple-double in program history and the 16th in Pac-12 history. She led all players with 31 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in an 81-77 double-overtime loss in Tucson, Ariz. She followed up with an 18-point, 12 rebound performance in a one-point loss to the Sun Devils (59-58) while also adding seven assists. On Sunday, she became only the second player in Arizona women's basketball history to score 2,000+ career points and only the 14th player in league history to reach the milestone.

Arielle Roberson (San Antonio, Texas) has been named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the fourth time this season, the most of any league freshman to date. Roberson led Colorado in scoring in a pair of important home wins over the Washington schools. She averaged 16.5 points and eight rebounds, hitting 67 percent from long range. Roberson recorded her first-career double-double in the win over Washington State, tallying 17 points and a career best of 13 boards. She then scored 16 points to lead CU in the win over Washington. She went 2-of-3 from 3-point range for the second consecutive game and has made nine of her last 15 attempts from beyond the arc (.600). She was also a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity strip, a personal free throw high without a miss.

It is Whyte's first weekly honor this season and the second of her career. It is also Arizona's 40th all-time weekly recognition. Roberson was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week three out of the first four weeks of the season.

Arizona remains at home for the final week of regular-season league action, hosting USC on Friday, March 1 and No. 17 UCLA on Sunday, March 3. Both games will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks. Colorado hits the road for Oregon on Friday, then Oregon State on Sunday to close out the regular season.

Also Nominated:
PLAYER: Joy Burke, ASU; Layshia Clarendon, CAL; Arielle Roberson, COLO; Chiney Ogwumike, STAN; Atonye Nyingifa, UCLA; Cassie Harberts, USC; Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH; Aminah Williams, WASH.

FRESHMAN: Haley Videckis, ASU; Jamie Weisner, OSU.

2012-13 Pac-12 Players of the Week

Date Player Freshman
Nov. 12 Chiney Ogwumike, STAN Arielle Roberson, COLO
Nov. 19 Chiney Ogwumike, STAN Jillian Alleyne, ORE
Nov. 26 Markel Walker, UCLA Arielle Roberson, COLO
Dec. 3 Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH Arielle Roberson, COLO
Dec. 10 Alyssa Brewer, UCLA Jillian Alleyne, ORE
Dec. 17 Chucky Jeffery, COLO Lia Galdeira, WSU
Dec. 24 Chiney Ogwumike, STAN Lia Galdeira, WSU
Dec. 31 Nirra Fields, UCLA Nirra Fields, UCLA
Jan. 7 Cassie Harberts, USC Talia Walton, WASH
Jan. 14 Antonye Nyingifa, UCLA Jamie Weisner, OSU
Jan. 21 Gennifer Brandon, CAL Jamie Weisner, OSU
Jan. 28 Chiney Ogwumike, STAN Talia Walton, WASH
Feb. 4 Chiney Ogwumike, STAN Lia Galdeira, WSU
Feb. 11 Chucky Jeffery, COLO Talia Walton, WASH
Feb. 18 Kristi Kingma, WASH Jillian Alleyne, ORE
Feb. 25 Davellyn Whyte, ARIZ Arielle Roberson, COLO

 

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