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Dane Miller’s Week 1 Pac-12 Hoops Players of Week Votes

Our senior men's basketball writer gives us his weekly men's hoops selections with explanations

Posted on November 13, 2023


  By Dane Miller, SuperWest Sports

As a voter for the Pac-12 Players of the Week, my choices may occasionally differ from the official selections.

Pac-12Either way, I want to share my picks and give brief explanations of why I voted the way I did for the Freshman and Player of the Week.

My Summaries appear below.


 Player of the Week — Kylan Boswell, Arizona
Boswell
The spotlight was on when Arizona played Duke at home and Kylan Boswell delivered. The Arizona sophomore was arguably the reason the Wildcats won.

He snagged eight rebounds and notched five assists while tallying 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting. That’s the type of guard play Arizona has been missing under Tommy Lloyd. While others in the Pac-12 may have had stronger games on paper, there’s no denying the gravity of Arizona’s game against Duke.

Based on the importance of the game and Boswell’s play, I gave the nod to him. I also considered Keion Brooks Jr. and Adem Bona.


Freshman Player of the Week — Isaiah Collier, USC
Collier
Isaiah Collier should be the unanimous pick for the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week. He averaged 18.5 points per game and 5.5 assists per contest in USC’s opening week.

Against Kansas State, he scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Collier is shooting 90 percent from the free throw line (9-for-10) and 65 percent from the field (13-for-20) through his first two games.

I also considered UCLA’s Sabastian Mack and Washington State’s Myles Rice. But Collier had stronger games than both.




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