USC guard Elijah Stewart is named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

December 22, 2014

Freshman guard Jordan McLaughlin and UNLV transfer Katin Reinhardt may have received most of the Trojans' recruiting ink this past offseason, but it was red hot USC freshman guard Elijah Stewart who stole the show this week, as Stewart has been named Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his play from December 15-21, the Conference office announced today.

The DeRidder, La., native led the Trojans to a 75-71 road win at Boston College, tying the school record for field goals made without a miss by going 10-for-10 from the floor. Stewart was also 2-for-2 from three-point range, while contributing four rebounds and two blocks. He tied the record previously set by Taj Gibson, who was also 10-for-10 against Boston College in an NCAA Tournament game on Mar. 20, 2009. It marked USC’s third-straight non-conference road win, the longest such streak since 2001.

The honor marks Stewart's first-career weekly award. It is USC’s 35th player of the week selection all-time.

The weekly award winner is determined from a vote of media who cover Pac-12 men’s basketball.

USC closes out its non-conference slate by hosting Vermont this week. The game is on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 8:30 p.m. PT and will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.

Other Nominees: Stanley Johnson, ARIZ; Tyrone Wallace, CAL; Olaf Schaftenaar, OSU; Chasson Randle, STAN; Brandon Taylor, UTAH; Nigel Williams-Goss, WASH; and Josh Hawkinson, WSU.

By Staff of and news services

No comments:

Post a Comment

We encourage all intelligent, passionate comments. Please refrain from any ignorant, racist, or offensive rants.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...