Pac-12 announces women's basketball players of the week

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Aari McDonald, Jr., G, ARIZONA (Fresno, Calif.)
2 GP, 23.5 ppg, .571 FG (16-28), 4.5 ast, .917 FT (11-12), 3.5 stl

• In then-No. 16/17 Arizona’s win over then-No. 8/9 UCLA on Friday (92-66), scored 27 points to help the Wildcats to their first win over a top-10 team since 2004.
• Helped Arizona defeat USC, 73-57, on Sunday with 20 points, eight assists and six steals as Arizona swept the L.A. schools for the first time since 2005.
• Has scored in double-figures in 58-straight games, the longest active streak in the nation.
• Fifth-career weekly honor, including second this season. It is also Arizona's 47th all-time.
 
Also nominated: Reili Richardson, ASU; CJ West, CAL; Sabrina Ionescu, ORE; Mikayla Pivec, OSU; Lexie Hull, STAN; Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA; Amber Melgoza, WASH; Borislava Hristova, WSU.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Alissa Pili Fr., F, USC (Anchorage, Alaska)
2 GP, 19.5 ppg, .500 FG (15-30), .875 FT (7-8), 6.0 rpg, 3.0 stl

• Recorded back-to-back double-digit scoring games versus then-No. 19/20 Arizona State and then-No.16/17 Arizona
• Leads the Trojans with 15 double-digit games, including the last six-consecutive games
• 18 points in a loss to ASU on Friday (76-75). 
• Game-high 21 points in a loss to Arizona on Sunday (73-57), including scoring the first 10 points of the game.
• Second weekly freshman honor in three weeks. USC’s sixth all-time freshman of the week, including the last three in a row.
 
Also nominated: Helena Pueyo, ARIZ; Leilani McIntosh, CAL; Kennedy Brown, OSU; Ashten Prechtel, STAN; Charisma Osborne, UCLA; Lola Pendande, UTAH; JaQuaya Miller, WSU.

  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
Dec. 9 Cate Reese, ARIZ Holly Winterburn, ORE
Dec. 16 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Haley Jones, STAN
Dec. 23 Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA Jaz Shelley, ORE
Dec. 30 Cate Reese, ARIZ Jaylyn Sherrod, COLO
Jan. 6 Chanelle Molina, WSU Taylor Jones, OSU
Jan. 13 Ja'Tavia Tapley, ASU Haley Jones, STAN
Jan. 20 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Alissa Pili, USC
Jan. 27 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Endyia Rogers, USC
Feb. 3 Aari McDonald, ARIZ Alissa Pili, USC
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