USC's Stewart named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO - USC freshman guard Elijah Stewart has been named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for play from Dec. 15-21, the Conference office announced today in a vote of media who cover Pac-12 men’s basketball. 

The DeRidder, La., native led the Trojans to a 75-71 road win at Boston College, tying the school record for field goals made without a miss by going 10-for-10 from the floor. Stewart was also 2-for-2 from three-point range, while contributing four rebounds and two blocks. He tied the record previously set by Taj Gibson, who was also 10-for-10 against Boston College in an NCAA Tournament game on Mar. 20, 2009. It marked USC’s third-straight non-conference road win, the longest such streak since 2001. 

The honor marks Stewart's first-career weekly award. It is USC’s 35th player of the week selection all-time. 

USC closes out its non-conference slate by hosting Vermont this week. The game is on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 8:30 p.m. PT and will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks. 

For more information, including a full television schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.

Also Nominated: Stanley Johnson, ARIZ; Tyrone Wallace, CAL; Olaf Schaftenaar, OSU; Chasson Randle, STAN; Brandon Taylor, UTAH; Nigel Williams-Goss, WASH; Josh Hawkinson, WSU.

2014-15 Pac-12 Players of the Week
Nov. 17    Tyrone Wallace, Jr., California
Nov. 24    Norman Powell, Sr., UCLA
Dec. 1    Stanley Johnson, Fr., Arizona
Dec. 8    Tyrone Wallace, Jr., California
Dec. 15    Delon Wright, Sr., Utah
Dec. 22    Elijah Stewart, Fr., USC