Pac-12 announces women's basketball players of the week
Oregon’s Alleyne Named Player of the Week
UCLA’s Canada Selected Freshman of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO - OREGON’s Jillian Alleyne was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week, while UCLA’s Jordin Canada was tabbed the Freshman of the Week, as announced by the Conference on Monday.
Alleyne averaged 27.5 points and 14.0 rebounds over the last two games while shooting .636 percent from the field (21-of-33) and .765 percent at the line (13-of-17). The junior led the Ducks to their first win over Stanford since 2004 with 22 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday’s 62-55 victory over the No. 19 ranked Cardinal. Alleyne has an NCAA-best 27 double-doubles this season and posted a season-best 33 points and 16 rebounds in the Ducks’ 74-59 loss to No. 24 Cal last week. Alleyne is averaging 18.4 points and is second in the nation with 15.1 rebounds per game this season. Alleyne is 36 rebounds away from matching Bev Smith’s UO record of 1,326 career boards.
UCLA guard Jordin Canada (Los Angeles, Calif.) earns Freshman of the Week honors after scoring 10 points and recording seven assists, one rebound and one steal in the Bruins 74-69 win at Washington State. She then had 11 points, four rebounds and five assists in the 74-61 loss at Washington. In the two games the freshman averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game.
A player of the week has been selected every week since 1986-87, the first year the Conference sponsored women’s sports. A freshman of the week was first selected in 2012-13.
Oregon will open the 2015 Pac-12 Women’s basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 5th at 11:30 a.m. PT, while UCLA will player Arizona later that day at 2 p.m. PT. The tournament will be played in Seattle, Wash. at KeyArena at Seattle Center.
Tickets for the Pac-12 Tournament, at KeyArena in Seattle starting on Thursday, are $110 for an all-session pass, a general admission flex pass starts at $60, single session tickets are $20 each and groups of 10 or more are $10 per ticket. For ticket information and more tournament information, go to: Pac-12.com/womenstourney
PLAYER: Candice Warthen, ARIZ; Sophie Brunner, ASU; Brittany Boyd, CAL; Jen Reese, COLO; Sydney Wiese, OSU; Cheyenne Wilson, UTAH; Kelsey Plum, WASH; Tia Presley, WSU
FRESHMAN: JaLea Bennett, ARIZ; Gabby Green, CAL; Kaylee Johnson, STAN; Joseta Fatuesi, UTAH
2014-15 Players of the Week
|Nov. 17||Kelsey Plum, WASH||Joeseta Fatuesi, UTAH|
|Nov. 24||Lili Thompson, STAN||Mikayla Cowling, CAL|
|Dec. 1||Jazmine Davis, WASH||Kaylee Johnson, STAN|
|Dec. 8||Brittany Boyd, CAL||Brianna Ruiz, WASH|
|Dec. 16||Tia Presley, WSU||Kaylee Johnson, STAN|
|Dec. 22||Ruth Hamblin, OSU||Lexi Bando, ORE|
|Dec. 29||Bonnie Samuelson , STAN||Jordin Canada, UCLA|
|Jan. 5||Promise Amukamara, ASU||McKenzie Calvert, STAN|
|Jan.12||Sophie Brunner, ASU||Jordin Canada, UCLA|
|Jan.19||Ruth Hamblin, OSU||Jordin Canada, UCLA|
|Jan. 26||Jamie Weisner, OSU||Mikayla Cowling, CAL|
|Feb. 2||Jillian Alleyne, ORE||Tanaeya Boclair, UTAH|
|Feb. 9||Candice Warthen, ARIZ||Gabby Green, CAL|
|Feb. 16||Sydney Wiese, OSU||Kaylee Johnson, STAN|
|Feb. 23||Promise Amukamara, ASU||Brittany McPhee, STAN|