USC's Cameron Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Jan. 5, 2009

Walnut Creek, Calif. -

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USC senior guard Brynn Cameron was named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 29-Jan. 4, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Cameron, a native of Newbury Park, Calif., averaged 16.5 points per game and two steals in USC’s sweep of the Oregon schools in the first weekend of Pac-10 play.  Cameron, the Pac-10’s active career leader in three-point field goals made, shot over 50 percent from the three-point line and added seven more three pointers to her total.  

Against Oregon, Cameron scored 13 points for the Trojans and grabbed four rebounds as USC went on to beat the Ducks, 66-56.  In USC’s win over Oregon State (78-54), it was all Cameron in the first half, setting a new season-high by halftime, shooting 7-of-8 from the floor, including 4-of-5 from outside the arc for 18 points after the first 20 minutes of play.  Cameron finished the game with a team-high 20 points and another season-high three steals.

USC opened up Pac-10 play 2-0 for the first time since the 2005-06 season.  Up next, the Trojans face  cross-town rival UCLA on Jan. 11.  

This is the first player of the week honor for USC this season and the first of Cameron’s career.  USC has the third most weekly honors in Pac-10 history with 36.

Also Nominated: Ashley Walker, CAL; Micaela Cocks, ORE; Jillian Harmon, STAN; Erica Tukiainen, UCLA; Sami Whitcomb, WASH; April Cook, WSU.


2008-09 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week:

Nov. 17 - Talisa Rhea, Oregon State

Nov. 24 - Jayne Appel, Stanford

Dec. 1 - Ashley Walker, California

Dec. 8 - Ashley Walker, California

Dec. 15 - Ify Ibekwe, Arizona

Dec. 22 - Alex Mitchell, Oregon State

Dec. 29 - Jayne Appel, Stanford

Jan. 5 - Brynn Cameron, USC



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