Arizona State's McKissic named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO - ARIZONA STATE senior forward Shaquielle McKissic has been named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for play from Mar. 2-7, the Conference office announced today in a vote of media who cover Pac-12 men’s basketball.
The Seattle, Wash., native led the Sun Devils in scoring over two home wins to sweep the Bay Area for the second-straight year for the first time since 1994 and 1995. McKissic averaged 22.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game in the two final regular-season games for ASU. He opened the weekend by dropping 23 points in the 67-62 win over STANFORD, adding a team-high four steals and seven rebounds. The senior followed with a game-high 21 points in ASU’s 74-70 victory against CALIFORNIA, his final home game as a Sun Devil, pulling down another seven boards and dishing two assists, two steals and a block. McKissic shot 15-for-28 (.536) from the field in the two games, adding an 11-for-13 (.846) mark from the free-throw line and a 3-for-7 (.429) mark from three-point range. ASU finished the season with a 15-3 record at home, adding to an overall 47-8 home record over the past three years.
The honor marks McKissic’s first-career weekly selection. It is Arizona State’s 36th weekly selection all-time.
The Sun Devils open the 2015 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament seeded fifth and will play against USC in the opening round on Wednesday, Mar. 11 at 2:40 p.m. PT.
For more information, including a full television schedule, visit www.pac-12.com.
Also Nominated: T.J. McConnell, ARIZ; Elgin Cook, ORE; Gary Payton II, OSU; Bryce Alford, UCLA; Ike Iroegbu, 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
Dec. 29: Anthony Brown, Sr., Stanford
Jan. 5: Chasson Randle, Sr., Stanford
Jan. 12: Kevon Looney, Fr., UCLA
Jan. 19: Stanley Johnson, Fr., Arizona
Jan. 26: Gary Payton II, Jr., Oregon State
Feb. 2: Norman Powell, Sr., UCLA
Feb. 9: Joseph Young, Sr., Oregon
Feb. 16: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, So., Arizona
Feb. 23: Andrew Andrews, Jr., Washington
Mar. 2: Norman Powell, Sr., UCLA
Mar. 9: Shaquielle McKissic, Sr., Arizona State