Dane Miller’s Week 16 Pac-12 Players of Week Votes

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

Posted on February 20, 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 — Boogie Ellis, USC

The vote for this week’s Player of the Week was relatively easy. Boogie Ellis averaged 27.5 points per game against the Bay Area schools as USC swept the two programs at the Galen Center.

Ellis went 15-for-29 from the field including 10-for-18 from three and 15-for-15 from the free throw line. His 33 points against Stanford were a career-high along with his seven assists.

I also considered UCLA’s Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Washington State’s Mouhamed Gueye. Both had strong weeks, but I went with Ellis due to his production being a step above.

Freshman Player of the Week — Keyon Menifield, Washington

Voting for Washington’s Keyon Menifield was one of the easiest choices of the year. The Husky freshman dropped 27 points against Oregon to lead his team to the overtime victory.

Menifield went 11-for-15 from the field against the Ducks and had seven assists.

He followed it up with 12 points and four assists against Oregon State to average 19.5 ppg and 5.5. apg over the week. I also considered Colorado’s Javon Ruffin, but his production wasn’t close to what Menifield posted against UO and OSU.

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