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USC's Chevez Goodwin Named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Dec 20, 2021

USC redshirt senior forward Chevez Goodwin was named the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 13-19, it was announced by the Conference today (Dec. 20).

Goodwin averaged 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in leading No. 8/No. 9 USC to a pair of victories and improve the Trojans' record to 12-0, just the second time in the last 50 seasons USC has started 12-0.  The native of Columbia, S.C. made 60.0 percent of his field goals and 70.4 percent of his free throws for the week.

First, he registered a team-high 23 points, his most in a game as a Trojan, and added six rebounds, three blocks and two steals in a 66-61 win over UC Irvine on Dec. 15.  Goodwin scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half to help the Trojans overcome an eight-point halftime deficit, punctuated with a putback layup with 24 seconds left to put USC up by four.

In the 67-53 win over Georgia Tech at the Jerry Colangelo Classic in Phoenix, Ariz. on Dec. 18, he scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Goodwin is averaging 13.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this season, both second on the team.  He has scored in double figures nine times and has registered at lest five rebounds in every game USC has played this season.

It is the first career Pac-12 weekly honor for Goodwin and the first by a Trojan this season.  Goodwin's only other conference Player of the Week Award came while he was at Wofford, when he was named Southern Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 4, 2020.