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Pac-12 announces Women's Basketball Players of the Week

Dec 3, 2018

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.


  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