Pac-12 announces women's basketball players of the week
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Players of the Week for the week of Dec. 14-20. UTAH’s Emily Potter was voted the Pac-12 Player of the Week and CALIFORNIA’s Kristine Anigwe was voted the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the third-straight week.
Redshirt sophomore forward Emily Potter (Winnipeg, Manitoba) set career highs in both points (28) and rebounds (19) in a convincing 74-58 win over Creighton, leading the Utes to a 1-1 week. She was 11-for-20 (.550) en route to the career high, also dishing out three assists and collecting a pair of blocks. She followed up with a 9-for-14 (.643) performance for 24 points in the 73-59 loss at BYU and also grabbed 17 boards to record a seventh double-double in eight games this season. Potter averaged 26.0 points and 18.0 rebounds over the two games last week, shooting 58.8 percent from the floor (20-for-34). She is averaging 12.1 rebounds per game this year, which ranks ninth in the NCAA, to go along with 18.9 points per game. It is Potter’s first-career player of the week nod and the fourth all-time for Utah since joining the Conference in 2011-12.
Forward Kristine Anigwe (Phoenix, Ariz.) is the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the fourth time in five weeks of the season. Anigwe led the Golden Bears to an 87-80 overtime victory over Nebraska on Sunday, tallying 29 points and 10 rebounds in the contest. She shot 62.5 percent from the floor, also going 9-for-10 from the free throw line. Anigwe averages 21.0 points per game on the season, which ranks 21st in the nation. She is the second-highest scoring freshman in the country, netting at least 22 points in five-consecutive games, including a 43-point outing on Dec. 6. Anigwe’s fourth rookie weekly selection is Cal’s seventh overall all-time.
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. The Pac-12 Player and Freshman of the Week are voted on by a panel of media that regularly cover Pac-12 women’s basketball.
Utah has just one game scheduled later in the week, hosting Fresno State on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Bears are off this week, next returning to the court for a non-conference matchup versus UCLA on Monday, Dec. 21 in Berkeley.
PLAYER: Dejza James, ASU; Kelsey Moos, ASU; Kristine Anigwe, CAL; Jamee Swan, COLO; Sydney Wiese, OSU; Monique Billings, UCLA; Temi Fagbenle, USC; Talia Walton, WASH.
FRESHMAN: Kennedy Keonard, COLO; Maite Cazorla, ORE; Taylor Kalmer, OSU.
2015-16 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Players of the Week
|Nov. 16||Courtney Range, CAL||Kristine Anigwe, CAL|
|Nov. 23||Jordin Canada, UCLA||Borislava Hristova, WSU|
|Nov. 30||Lili Thompson, STAN||Kristine Anigwe, CAL|
|Dec. 7||Jillian Alleyne, ORE||Kristine Anigwe, CAL|
|Dec. 14||Emily Potter, UTAH||Kristine Anigwe, CAL|