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

Dec 2, 2019

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Japreece Dean, Sr., G, UCLA (Austin, Texas)
3 GP, 34.7mpg, 16.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.0 spg, 21-39 (.538) FG, 6-12 (.500) 3FG

• Averaged 16.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.7 assists in No. 11 UCLA’s victories over Yale (Nov. 26), UCF (Nov. 30), and Virginia (73-62) last week.
• Recorded her first-career triple-double (20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) in the Bruins’ win over Yale, becoming just the sixth UCLA player to notch a triple-double and the first since Jordin Canada in 2017.
• Logged 39 minutes in the team’s victory over UCF, tallying 19 points on 7-for-12 (.583) shooting with four three-pointers on the night.
• Helped to secure UCLA’s perfect week with 11 points, three rebounds, and three assists in the win at Virginia.
• This is Dean’s first-career Player of the Week award and UCLA’s 59th all-time.

Also nominated: Aari McDonald, ARIZ, Jaelyn Brown, CAL; Emma Clarke, COLO Mikayla Pivec, OSU; Nadia Fingall, STAN; Angel Jackson, USC Amber Melgoza, WASH; Chanelle Molina, WSU.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Haley Jones, Fr., G, Stanford (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
3 GP, 29.0 mpg, 13.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 15-29 (.517) FG

• Put up 13.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in No. 1 Stanford’s victories over Cal Baptist (Nov. 28), then-No. 18 Syracuse (Nov. 29), and then-No. 10 Mississippi State (Nov. 30), helping lead the Cardinal to the Greater Victoria Invitational title.
• Named to the all-tournament team, leading Stanford in scoring.
• 19 points on 7-for-12 (.583) shooting in the Cardinal’s win over Syracuse, going a perfect 4-for-4 from the line and adding a three-pointer in the effort.
• Notched season-bests in rebounds (8) and assists (4) against Mississippi State, adding 13 points.
• This is the first Freshman of the Week honor for Jones and the 10th all-time for Stanford. 

Also nominated: Mara Mote, ARIZ; Eboni Walker, ASU; Cailyn Crocker, CAL; Charlotte Whittaker, COLO; Kennedy Brown, OSU; Charisma Osborne, UCLA; Angel Jackson, USC; Brynna Maxwell, UTAH.

  Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Nov. 11 Mikayla Pivec, OSU Taylor Jones, OSU
Nov. 18 Aari McDonald, ARIZ Taylor Jones, OSU
Nov. 25 Jaelyn Brown, CAL Evelien Lutje Schipholt, CAL
Dec. 2 Japreece Dean, UCLA Haley Jones, STAN