Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva – November 20, 2023

The Pac-12 announced its second weekly honors of the 2023-24 men’s basketball season as presented by Nextiva and voted on by media who cover the league.Carlson_16x9.png

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, presented by Nextiva (11/20/23)    
Branden Carlson, UTAH    
Gr., C, South Jordan, Utah

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year candidate averaged 23.3 points on 46 percent shooting (22-48) including 8-of-18 behind the arc, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks as Utah finished fourth at the Charleston Classic.
  • Opened Classic with career-high 31 points along with five blocks – including 20 and four in the second half – in 77-70 victory over Wake Forest.
  • Followed with 17 points and eight boards in semifinal matchup versus No. 6 Houston, and 22 points and eight caroms in third-place loss to St. John’s.
  • Second career Player of the Week honor (1/23/23), third Pac-12 weekly award (Freshman of the Week, 2/10/20).

ALSO NOMINATED: Kylan Boswell, Arizona; Jose Perez, Arizona State; Jaylon Tyson, California; KJ Simpson, Colorado; Jordan Pope, Oregon State; Maxime Raynaud, Stanford; Adem Bona, UCLA; Isaiah Collier, USC; Keion Brooks Jr., Washington; Isaac Jones, Washington State.

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Freshman of the Week, presented by Nextiva (11/20/23)    
Isaiah Collier, USC    
Fr., G, Atlanta, Ga.

  • Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy and Bob Cousy Award candidate averaged 23.5 points on 44 percent shooting (14-32) and 3.0 rebounds as shorthanded USC split a pair of contests.
  • Minus backcourt teammates Boogie Ellis and Kobe Johnson, Collier netted a team-high 23 points in a 70-60 loss to UC Irvine.
  • Scored 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting (3-5 3FG) as the trio of Collier, Ellis and Johnson combined for 66 of USC’s 81 points in an 81-70 victory over Brown.
  • Second Pac-12 player to open career with consecutive Freshman of the Week honors (Zeke Nnaji, Arizona, 2019-20) since award’s debut in 2019-20.

ALSO NOMINATED: Motiejus Krivas, Arizona; Cody Williams, Colorado; Kwame Evans Jr., Oregon; Andrej Stojakovic, Stanford; Aday Mara, UCLA; Myles Rice, Washington State.


 Player of the WeekFreshman of the Week
Nov. 13Kylan Boswell, So., ARIZIsaiah Collier, USC
Nov. 20Branden Carlson, Gr., UTAHIsaiah Collier, USC

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