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Pac 12 Blog | William P. Desautelle III

Mon, 11/27/2017
Player of the Week Tra Holder, Guard, Arizona State Tra HolderArizona State was expected to be much improved this season in Bobby Hurley’s third season. With an abundance of returning talent and improved depth, they have the tools to compete in the Pac-12 at a higher level this year. Who...
Mon, 11/20/2017
Pac-12 Basketball Blog: Week One Player of the Week: Allonzo Trier, Guard, Arizona Allonzo TrierIt would be difficult to argue that there was a better player in college basketball through the first week of the season. Trier could have easily decided to leave for the NBA Draft and be a potential...
Sun, 03/05/2017
Player of the Week: Lonzo Ball Guard (UCLA) Lonzo BallLonzo Ball earns player of the week again for his masterful ability to run his team. UCLA had no trouble with a Markelle Fultz-less Washington team on Wednesday, and Ball pretty effortlessly scored 19 points with 8 assists and 7 rebounds. The...
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...