Dane Miller’s Week 18 Pac-12 Players of Week Votes

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

Posted on March 6, 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 production USC’s Boogie Ellis has put up over the last handful of games is impressive. The senior Trojan guard averaged 31.5 points against the Arizona schools on 47.5 percent shooting from the field.

Ellis scored a career-high 35 points against the Wildcats and followed it up with 28 against the Sun Devils. I normally give my vote to a player that didn’t lose a game, but the scoring from Ellis is undeniable.

He shot 45.5 percent from three and averaged 3.0 assists per game. Ellis’s 63 points scored last week led the Pac-12 by a landslide. I also considered Washington State’s TJ Bamba and UCLA’s Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Freshman Player of the Week — Kylan Boswell, Arizona
Kylan Boswell Arizona headshot

Arizona’s Kylan Boswell had himself a week. The UA freshman went 9-for-12 from the field on the road against the L.A. schools with a 4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Boswell shot 66.7 percent from three and averaged 14.0 points per game. The production in back-to-back games against USC and UCLA were the top two performances of his career.

I also considered Oregon State’s Jordan Pope, but the quality of competition and road environment that Boswell faced were part of my deciding factors.

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