USC's Jordan McLaughlin named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

December 26, 2016

USC point guard Jordan McLaughlin earned his first career Pac-12 Player of the Week award, as the 6-1 junior guard from Etiwanda, California, averaged 19.0 points, 6.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.7 steals in the nationally-ranked Trojans' three victories last week.

McLaughlin was named MVP of the Las Vegas Classic after leading USC to the event title and one of six undefeated non-conference records (13-0) in NCAA Division I so far this season. His weekly stat line also featured 39.0 minutes per game, a perfect 11-for-11 clip at the foul line, and a 4.8 assist-to-turnover ratio (19:4).

McLaughlin capped off his MVP performance with 22 points, including the Classic-clinching drive and layup with 4.5 seconds left in overtime, along with seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals in USC's 94-92 triumph against Wyoming on Friday.

McLaughlin concluded non-conference play ranked second in the Pac-12 in minutes played (34.2 mpg) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.8), third in assists (5.2 apg), and 14th in scoring (14.7 ppg). He was one of only two guards (D. White, COLO) to appear in the top 15 in the league in both scoring and field goal percentage (15th, .519).

Voting for the award was conducted by media who cover the league.

Other nominees: Rawle Alkins, Arizona; Torian Graham, Arizona State; Jordan Bell, Oregon; Kendal Manuel, Oregon State; Dorian Pickens, Stanford; Bryce Alford, UCLA; David Collette, Utah; Noah Dickerson, Washington.

By Staff of and news services

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