Oregon's Johnson Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Dec. 7, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- OREGON sophomore forward Amanda Johnson was named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Amanda Johnson (Santa Rosa, Calif.) averaged 21.0 points and 9.7 rebounds over three games last week, leading the Oregon Ducks to an 8-1 record overall, the best start to the season since the 2005-06 campaign.

Johnson began the week scoring a career-high 32 points in a 95-68 win over Portland, the highest single-game performance by a Pac-10 player so far this season. She also had 11 rebounds in the game for her fifth double-double of the year. The sophomore post was 13-for-18 from the floor (72.2 percent), also draining four threes.

Johnson followed up scoring a team-high 20 points in the 88-61 win over Boise State, falling one rebound short of a double-double. Knocking down four threes, she also added four assists and three steals. Johnson closed out the week helping the Ducks to a 102-70 blowout victory over Long Beach State, tallying 11 points and nine rebounds, handing out four assists and making three steals, as well.

Johnson is one of two Pac-10 players averaging a double-double on the season, contributing 16.6 ppg and 11.1 rpg, which rank third and second in the Conference, respectively. She is the second Duck to be named Player of the Week this season with Nicole Canepa taking home the honor on Nov. 23.

It is the 34th all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week selection for Oregon and the first of Johnson's career.

The Ducks take a short break before heading east to face Georgia Tech on December 16 in Atlanta, Ga. The game vs. The Yellow Jackets will be the start of a three-game road swing over a one-week stretch for Oregon, who is under the direction of first-year head coach Paul Westhead.

Also Nominated: Davellyn Whyte, ARIZ; Danielle Orsillo, ASU; DeNesha Stallworth, CAL; Darxia Morris, UCLA; Ashley Corral, USC; Mollie Williams, WASH; Jasmine Perkins, WSU.


Nov. 16 - Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Nov. 23 - Nicole Canepa, Oregon
Nov. 30 - Kayla Pedersen, Stanford
Dec. 7 - Amanda Johnson, Oregon


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