Pac-12 Women's Basketball Players of the Week
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Sabrina Ionescu, SO, G, Oregon (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
2 GP, 22.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 15-30 (.500), 5-8 FT (.625), 9 ast, 8 stl
• Named MVP of the Duel in the Desert after leading the Ducks to wins against then-No. 19 Texas A&M (84-62) and Hawai’i (85-44).
• Tallied 25 points against the Aggies, as the Ducks defeated TAMU for the second time this season.
• Against Hawai’i, flirted with a quadruple-double, posting a game-high 19 points plus eight rebounds, six assists and six steals, playing just the first three minutes of the fourth quarter.
• Six steals against the Rainbow Wahine matched a career-high.
• Finished non-conference play averaging 18 points, 6.7 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game. Has 103 total assists and just 33 total turnovers.
• 48th weekly honor for Oregon, second-consecutive and fourth of the season for Ionescu, and fifth all-time for the sophomore guard.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Kianna Smith, FR, G, California (Moreno Valley, Calif.)
1 GP, 14.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 5-10 (.500), 1-2 FT (.500), 8 ast
• Scored 14 points for her third-consecutive game scoring in double-figures to help lead Cal to a 62-52 road win at Kentucky.
• Went 3-for-6 from three-point range marking the third game with three or more three-pointers.
• Dished out eight assists, committing just one turnover in 37 minutes of action, and matched a season-high with four rebounds.
• Has eight-consecutive games of five or more assists, averaging 5.4 assists per game this season, the most by any freshman in the Pac-12 and second among all Division I freshmen this season.
• 14th freshman honor for California all-time, second honor for Smith.
Player of the Week: Kat Wright, ARIZ; Courtney Ekmark, ASU; Asha Thomas, CAL; Marie Gulich, OSU; Jordin Canada, UCLA; Kristen Simon, USC; Emily Potter, UTAH; Amber Melgoza, WASH; Louise Brown, WSU.
Freshman of the Week: Sam Thomas, ARIZ; Satou Sabally, ORE; Taya Corosdale, OSU; Tori Williams, UTAH.
|Player of the Week||Freshman of the Week|
|Dec. 26||Sabrina Ionescu, ORE||Kianna Smith, CAL|
|Dec. 18||Sabrina Ionescu, ORE||Annika Jank, COLO|
|Dec. 11||Kristine Anigwe, CAL||Annika Jank, COLO|
|Dec. 4||Sabrina Ionescu, ORE||Satou Sabally, ORE|
|Nov. 27||Alanna Smith, STAN||Kianna Smith, CAL|
|Nov. 20||Jordin Canada, UCLA||Annika Jank, COLO|
|Nov. 13||Sabrina Ionescu, ORE||Satou Sabally, ORE|