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

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  Sabrina Ionescu, Jr., G, Oregon (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
2 GP, 27.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 6.0 agp, 22-35 FG (.629), 6-8 3FG (.750), 4 stl

• Averaged 27.0 points while shooting 62.9 percent from the field and 75 percent from three-point range to help No. 3/3 Oregon record a pair of road wins over California, 105-82, and No. 11/11 Stanford, 88-48.
• Finished 10-of-15 from the field and 3-of-4 from deep, tallied five rebounds and four assists against Cal.
• Just shy of a triple-double, going 12-of-20 overall and drained 3-of-4 from beyond the arc with nine rebounds and eight assists in Oregon’s first victory at Stanford since 1987.
• No. 3 Oregon, the number one scoring offense in the nation (90.3), has won 16-straight games for the longest active streak in the country and improves its best Conference start in program history to 12-0.
• NCAA-best 8.2 assists per game this season and ranks eighth in three-point field goal percentage (45.2).
• Eighth-career weekly honor for Ionescu, ties the third-most in Pac-12 history, and 53rd all-time for the Ducks.

Also nominated: Aari McDonald, ARIZ; Kianna Ibis, ASU; Kristine Anigwe, CAL; Alexis Robinson, COLO; Destiny Slocum, OSU; Kennedy Burke, UCLA; Mariya Moore, USC; Megan Huff, UTAH; Amber Melgoza, WASH; Borislava Hristova, WSU.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Dre'Una Edwards, FR, F, Utah (Las Vegas, Nev.)
2 GP, 15.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 11-21 FG (.524), 9-9 FT, 2 stl

• Scored in double-digits in back-to-back games, including a career-high 21 points in a pair of losses to USC (84-80) and UCLA (100-90).
• Tallied her second 20-point game this season versus the Bruins and shot a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line, the most made by a Ute this season.
• Grabbed five or more rebounds in 18 games with this season, finishing with seven against USC and six against UCLA.
• Ranks second overall in the Pac-12 and first among freshmen in field goal percentage thus far (.545).
• Collects fifth Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor this season (Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 14. Feb. 11), for the Utes’ eighth nod this season, tying a Pac-12 record for the most freshmen honorees by one team (2015-16 California, (8).

Also nominated: Cate Reese, ARIZ; Lesila Finau, COLO; Patricia Morris, OSU; Lindsey Corsaro, UCLA; Darcy Rees, WASH; Ula Motuga, 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
Dec. 10 Megan Huff, UTAH Dru Gylten, UTAH
Dec. 17 Alanna Smith, STAN Dre’Una Edwards, UTAH
Dec. 24 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Lacie Hull, STAN
Dec. 31 Borislava Hristova, WSU Andrea Torres, UTAH
Jan. 7  Aari McDonald, ARIZ Dru Gylten, UTAH
Jan 14 Alanna Smith, STAN Dre’Una Edwards, UTAH
Jan. 21 Kristine Anigwe, CAL Cate Reese, ARIZ
Jan. 28 Megan Huff, UTAH  Cate Reese, ARIZ
Feb. 4 Kristine Anigwe, CAL Shalexxus Aaron, USC
Feb. 11 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Dre’Una Edwards, UTAH


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