Dane Miller’s WK 7 Pac-12 Players of Week Votes & Reasons

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

Posted on December 19, 2022

  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 tweeted picks and summaries appear below.

Player of the Week — Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA

Jaquez Jr.My vote came down to Jaime Jaquez Jr. or Boogie Ellis. Both had strong weeks but I gave the nod to Jaquez because he put it together in two games against ranked opponents.

Ellis had a career-high against No. 19 Auburn and was one of the main reasons the Trojans won, but Jaquez’s contributions against a ranked Maryland and ranked Kentucky team were equally as pivotal.

Freshman Player of the Week — Tre White, USC

The USC freshman scored a career-high against Long Beach State to start the week and provided needed contributions against No. 19 Auburn.

He also snagged four rebounds, one steal, and one block against the Tigers.

I considered Oregon State’s Jordan Pope and Arizona State’s Austin Nunez, but the career performance against LBSU from White was my deciding factor.

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