Sun Devil WBB’s Promise Amukamara Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
TEMPE, Ariz. – Sun Devil women’s basketball senior guard Promise Amukamara was named the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, according to an announcement by the league office on Monday.
Amukamara scored 14 points (5-9 FGs), grabbed three rebounds and had three steals in ASU’s 62-48 win over Washington on Saturday. The win snapped the Huskies’ 11-game winning streak while extending ASU’s current winning streak to eight games.
Amukamara was the centerpiece of a defensive gem by the Sun Devils, who held the Huskies 35 points below their scoring average (came in averaging 83.2 ppg). Amukamara was primarily responsible for holding the nation’s No. 1 scorer, Kelsey Plum, to only 17 points (nine points below her average). Plum scored only four points in the first half as the Sun Devils raced out to a 37-13 halftime lead. During that same stretch Amukamara scored nine points in helping the Sun Devils to the big halftime advantage. The 13 points Washington scored in the first half were the fewest scored by the Huskies this season and the fewest allowed in a half by ASU this season.
A starter in all 13 games this season, Amukamara is currently second on the team in scoring (11.8 ppg), first in steals (2.2 spg) and is ASU’s top rebounding guard (3.5 rpg).Currently 12-1 (1-0 Pac-12), the Sun Devils moved up four spots to No. 18 in the latest Associated Press Top 25. They will close out their first weekend of conference play this evening when they host Washington State (10-2, 1-0 Pac-12) at 8 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena.