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Pac-12 Men's Basketball Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva - November 21, 2022

Nov 21, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 announced its second weekly honors of the 2022-23 men's basketball season as presented by Nextiva and voted on by media who cover the league.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week, presented by Nextiva (11/21/22)
Desmond Cambridge Jr., ARIZONA STATE
5th, G, Nashville, Tenn.

  • Named MVP in leading Arizona State to the Legends Classic title with victories over VCU and then-No. 20 Michigan.
  • Averaged 15.0 points on 50 percent shooting (11-22) in just 23.0 minutes per game.
  • Scored 10 points in just 19 minutes due to foul trouble against VCU; scored the go-ahead basket with 1:08 left for 61-59 lead.
  • Hit four threes en route to game-high 20 points in 87-62 dismantling of then-No. 20 Michigan.
  • Limited his defensive assignments to just 15 total points and 35 percent shooting (VCU - Zeb Jackson, Jamir Watkins; Michigan - Jett Howard).
  • Sixth Player of the Week honor of his career (four Ivy League at Brown, one Mountain West at Nevada).
  • ASU's first Player of the Week since Remy Martin in Feb. 2020 (2/17/20).

ALSO NOMINATED: Kerr Kriisa, Arizona; K.J. Simpson, Colorado; Glenn Taylor Jr., Oregon State; Spencer Jones, Stanford; Jaylen Clark, UCLA; Drew Peterson, USC; Keyon Menifield, Washington.

Pac-12 Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week, presented by Nextiva (11/21/22)
Fr., G, Garden Ridge, Texas

  • Named to the Legends Classic All-Tournament Team after providing 12.5 points in 23.0 minutes off the bench in Arizona State's two victories.
  • Scored 10 points in 24 minutes in 63-59 comeback win over VCU; second 3-pointer tied game at 56-56 with five minutes to play, part of Sun Devils' deciding 22-7 run over final nine minutes.
  • Career-best 15 points in just 22 minutes in 87-65 rout of then-No. 20 Michigan in title game.
  • ASU's second Freshman of the Week honoree (Josh Christopher, 11/30/20) since the award's inception in 2019-20.

ALSO NOMINATED: Grant Newell, California; Jordan Pope, Oregon State; Keyon Menifield, Washington.


  Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Nov. 14 K.J. Simpson, So., COLO Jordan Pope, OSU
Nov. 21 Desmond Cambridge Jr., 5th, ASU Austin Nunez, ASU