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Pac 12 Blog | William P. Desautelle III

Sun, 02/26/2017
Player of the Week Allonzo Trier, Guard (Arizona) Allonzo TrierArizona may have lost in the second chapter of its showdown with UCLA, but Trier was outstanding. On Saturday against the Bruins, Trier scored a career-high 28 points on 11-14 shooting from the field. He also made three of six three-...
Mon, 02/20/2017
Player of the Week Lauri Markkanen, Forward (Arizona) Lauri MarkkanenIt was only a couple weeks ago that Markkanen went on a two weeklong cold stretch following a hot start to conference play. The seven-foot Finnish man got back on track this week with two impressive double doubles on the road...
Sun, 02/12/2017
Player of the Week Lonzo Ball, Guard (UCLA) Lonzo BallBall’s numbers against Oregon were not all that gaudy, but anyone who watched this critical Pac-12 contest knows that Lonzo Ball clinched the game for UCLA and kept them in the hunt for a conference championship. Ball scored 15 points in...
Mon, 02/06/2017
Player of the Week TJ Leaf, Forward (UCLA) TJ LeafUCLA fell out of the limelight to a degree after a slight midseason slide, but it appears that the Bruins are beginning to get back on track. UCLA earned a pair of big wins this week against Washington and Washington State, and Leaf was tremendous...
Sun, 01/29/2017
Player of the Week Derrick White, Guard (Colorado) Derrick WhiteIt was a miserable start to conference play for Colorado, but after a seven game skid, the Buffaloes came out on top in both of their games this week, including a huge upset win over No. 10 ranked Oregon. Colorado made a strong...
Mon, 01/23/2017
Player of the Week Lauri Markkanen, Forward (Arizona) Lauri MarkkanenMarkkanen has been one of the most pleasant surprises in all of college basketball this season. We knew the European seven-footer was talented, but he ironically wasn’t even Arizona’s most heralded recruit in the...
Mon, 01/16/2017
Player of the Week Lauri Markkanen, Forward (Arizona) Lauri MarkkanenMarkkanen just continues to impress and elevate his draft stock. The seven-footer has an unusually advanced skillset for someone his size and is a matchup nightmare for any defender. Markkanen scored a career-high 30 points...
Tue, 12/27/2016
Player of the Week Jordan McLaughlin, Guard (USC) Jordan McLaughlinAndy Enfield’s USC Trojans are now remarkably off to a 13-0 start. McLaughlin’s production has played a big role in throttling them to this hot start. The junior guard is continuing to play some outstanding basketball...
Mon, 12/19/2016
Player of the Week Aaron Holiday, Guard (UCLA) Aaron HolidayHoliday scored 20 points for the second game in a row against Ohio State to provide a tremendous spark off the bench for the Bruins. Holiday is a talented offensive player and would probably start for most teams in college basketball...
Tue, 12/06/2016
Player of the Week TJ Leaf, PF, UCLA TJ LeafIn a game that featured as much talent on the court as any game all season on the college level, TJ Leaf was the best player on the floor in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday. He put up a monster 17 point, 13 rebound and 5 assist stat line and outplayed...