Pac-12 announces Women’s Basketball Players of the Week - Jan. 4, 2021
Jan 4, 2021
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michaela Onyenwere, Sr., F, UCLA (Aurora, Colo.)
1 GP, 33.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, .600 FG (12-20), 1.000 FT (8-8).
Led No. 11 UCLA to a road upset of No. 8 Oregon, scoring a career-best 33 points on 12-of-20 (.600) shooting including the game winner.
Added 10 rebounds for her 27th career double-double.
Went a perfect 8-of-8 (1.000) from the line and added two assists and a steal.
This is Onyenwere’s third career weekly honor and UCLA’s 63rd Player of the Week all-time.
Also nominated: Aari McDonald, ARIZ; Taya Hanson, ASU; Maya Hollingshed, COLO; Francesca Belibi, STAN; Brynna Maxwell, UTAH; Krystal Leger-Walker, WSU.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Charlisse Leger-Walker, Fr., G, WASHINGTON STATE (Waikato, New Zealand)
2 GP, 19.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 6.5 apg, 5.0 spg, .444 FG (16-36), .333 3FG (5-15).
Led Washington State to wins over Utah and Colorado, its first road sweep since the 2013-14 season.
Scored 23 points against the Utes on 5-of-12 (.417) shooting from three-point range.
Recorded her first career double-double with 16 points and 10 assists against the Buffaloes, becoming just the sixth Cougar ever to record a double-double via points and assists, and notched six steals.
This is Leger-Walker’s second-straight Freshman of the Week nod and third this season.
Also nominated: Lauren Ware, ARIZ; Jaddan Simmons, ASU; Frida Formann, COLO; Te-Hina Paopao, ORE; Kennedy McQueen, UTAH.
*Player of the Week awards include games from the previous week through Sunday.