USC’s Jordan Sanders Named Pac-12 Player of the Week
The Pac-12 Conference leader in 3-point percentage, Jordan Sanders led USC in scoring in back-to-back Trojan victories last week and has been selected as the Pac-12 Player of the Week today (Dec. 28). The grad transfer set new USC scoring highs for herself with 22 points against Cal and 23 versus Long Beach State, while also hitting a career-high five 3-pointers in USC's first Pac-12 win of the season.
Sanders followed up her impressive 22-point outing against the Golden Bears — where she was 5-of-7 from 3-point land — with the forward's first career start as a Trojan when USC squared off against the Beach. She would haul in her highest rebound count as a Trojan with eight boards to go along with her season-high 23 points in USC's 71-65 win. Sanders landed two more threes in that game, finishing her week's work averaging 70 percent from beyond the arc. That bumped her season average to 68.2 percent, keeping her solidly atop the Pac-12 leaderboard in 3-point percentage while also lifting her to fifth overall in the nation.
Sanders is the first Trojan to be named Pac-12 Player of the Week this season and the first USC player to earn the honor since Kristen Simon on Dec. 5, 2016.
Also today, Sanders was selected as College Sports Madness' Pac-12 Player of the Week.