Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva – Dec. 11, 2023

The Pac-12 today announced its women’s basketball performance awards, presented by Nextiva, for games played from December 4 – December 10 and voted on by media who cover the league. See below for this week’s recognitions and keep track of the 2023-24 Player of the Year watchlist here:


PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Alissa Pili, Sr., F, Utah, (Anchorage, Ala.) >> 2 G, 34.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 2.0 SPG, 67.5 FG%, 60.0 3FG%

  • Recorded back-to-back 30-point performances, including a career-high 37 against top-ranked South Carolina.
  • Opened the week with 31 points in the win over Saint Joseph’s (74-48), shooting 70.6 percent (12-17) from the field.
  • Added seven rebounds and three assists against the Hawks.
  • Shot 65.2 percent (15-23) from the floor, went a perfect 4-for-4 from the line, and registered three steals against No. 1 South Carolina.
  • Pili’s 37 points are the most scored by a Pac-12 player this season.
  • Fourth career Pac-12 Player of the Week award for Pili, and Utah’s 10th.

ALSO NOMINATED: Breya Cunningham, ARIZ; Leilani McIntosh, CAL; Quay Miller, COLO; Phillipina Kyei, ORE; Timea Gardiner, OSU; Lauren Betts, UCLA; JuJu Watkins, USC; Hannah Stines, WASH.

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FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: JuJu Watkins, Fr., G, USC (Los Angeles) >> 1 G, 27.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 5.0 APG, 5.0 SPG, 62.5 FG%

  • Led the Trojans in scoring for the eighth time this season, scoring 27 points in the win over UC Riverside (85-53).
  • Went 10-of-16 (62.5 percent) from the floor and 4-of-6 (66.7 percent) from deep.
  • Tied her season highs in blocks (two) and assists (five), while adding five steals for her third game recording five-or-more steals this season.
  • League-record fifth straight Pac-12 Freshman of the Week award for Watkins, and USC’s 16th all time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Jada Williams, ARIZ; Kennedie Shuler, OSU; Chloe Briggs, WASH.

2023-24 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva

 Player of the WeekFreshman of the Week   
Nov. 13Aaronette Vonleh, COLO   JuJu Watkins, USC
Nov. 20   Cameron Brink, STANJuJu Watkins, USC
Nov. 27Cameron Brink, STANJuJu Watkins, USC
Dec. 4JuJu Watkins, USCJuJu Watkins, USC
Dec. 11Alissa PIli, UTAHJuJu Watkins, USC

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