Pac-12 announces Women's Basketball Players of the Week
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Aari McDonald, So., G, Arizona (Fresno, Calif.)
2 GP, 26.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 17-45 FG (37.8%), 6-20 3FG, 3.5 spg
• Averaged 26.5 points per game in Arizona’s two wins last week over Incarnate Word, 84-42, and San Diego State, 69-60, to help extend the Wildcats’ win streak to five games.
• Led Arizona to a comeback victory at San Diego State with 29 points and nine rebounds, tying career-highs with five three-pointers made and four steals in the win.
• Continues to pace the Arizona offense, leading the team in scoring in six of seven games thus far and has tallied at least 20 points in six outings.
• Second-leading scorer in the nation and the top scorer among Power Five Conference teams, boasting 26.6 points per game this season.
• Collects her second-career and second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season (Nov. 19) for Arizona’s 43rd all-time weekly honor.
Also nominated: Kianna Ibis, ASU; Kristine Anigwe, CAL; Peanut Tuitele, COLO; Kat Tudor, OSU; Sabrina Ionescu, ORE; Kennedy Burke, UCLA; Minyon Moore, USC; Megan Huff, UTAH; Amber Melgoza, WASH; Chanelle Molina, WSU.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Peanut Tuitele, Fr., F, Colorado (Chico, Calif.)
2 GP, 16.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 12-22 FG (54.5%), 8-8 FT, 2 stl
• Led Colorado in scoring last week, averaging 16.5 points per game, shooting 54.5 percent from the floor and going a perfect 8-for-8 from the line in a pair of games.
• 18 points in her first-career start, shooting 63.6 percent (7-for-11) in the 80-65 win over Pepperdine, also grabbed six rebounds.
• Totaled 15 points and four assists in CU’s first loss of the season to No. 21 Miami, 73-58, recording 32 minutes of action for her most time in a single game this season.
• Collects first Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor, marking Colorado’s 10th freshman honoree all-time.
Also nominated: Cate Reese, ARIZ; McKenzie Forbes, CAL; Jasmine Simmons, OSU; Lindsey Corsaro, UCLA; Shalexxus Aaron, USC; Dru Gylten, UTAH; Shir Levy, WSU.
2018-19 PAC-12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Player of the Week||Freshman of the Week|
|Nov. 12||Kristine Anigwe, CAL||Dre’Una Edwards,UTAH|
|Nov. 19||Aari McDonald, ARIZ||Dre’Una Edwards,UTAH|
|Nov. 26||Kristine Anigwe, CAL||Cate Reese, ARIZ|
|Dec. 3||Aari McDonald, ARIZ||Peanut Tuitele, COLO|