Dane Miller’s WK 8 Pac-12 Players of Week Votes & Reasons

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

Posted on December 26, 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 — Mouhamed Gueye, Washington State

My Player of the Week vote came down to Mouhamed Gueye and Azuolas Tubelis. I went with Gueye because his production was against higher-quality opponents.

The Washington State big posted two double-doubles in the Diamond Head Classic over a three-day stretch. He scored 22 against Utah State with 12 rebounds and 21 against George Washington with 10 rebounds.

Freshman Player of the Week — Grant Newell, Cal

Only three players were nominated for the Freshman Player of the Week and I gave the nod to Grant Newell over Adem Bona.

Helping to secure the Bears’ first win of the season with nine points and three assists against UT Arlington, I felt the Cal freshman was worthy of the vote.

Newell’s 24 minutes played was fifth on the team and his contributions make a difference.

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