NetScouts Basketball has selected Utah State forward Ashlee Brown as its Women’s National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Feb. 5.
Brown, a 6-0 senior from Chandler, AZ by way of UCSB, posted her sixth double-double of the season with game highs of 30 points and 14 rebounds in a 78-73 win over San Jose State. She helped erase as 12-point second-half deficit with five steals, three assists and two blocks. In a win over Hawaii (69-55), Brown scored 11 points and added five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals in 29 minutes. For the week, she averaged 20.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks per game, all above her season averages.
Brown is the only player in the WAC to lead her squad in points, rebounds, steals, assists and blocks this season. She is tops in scoring (14.9 ppg) and rebounding (8.7 rpg). Despite being a forward, she is still first on the team in assists (2.4 apg) and steals (2.1 spg). Brown is the top shot blocker on the team (1.1 bpg).
Pittsburgh guard Tray Woodall is our Men’s National Player of the Week. Woodall, a 5-11 junior from Brooklyn, N.Y., led the Panthers in scoring in victories at West Virginia and against Villanova. In the two games, he averaged 26.5 points, shot 62.5 percent from the floor, 54.5 percent from 3-point range and made all 17 of his free throw attempts.
In Sunday’s 79-70 win against Villanova, he tallied a career-high 29 points, pulled down six rebounds and had five assists while going 12-of-12 from the foul line. Earlier in the week, his 24-point effort led the Panthers win to a 72-66 win at rival West Virginia. The Panthers have won four straight games since Woodall returned to the lineup after missing 11 of 12 games due to injury.
Washington State’s Brock Motum is our International Player of the Week. Motum, a 6’10 junior from Brisbane, Australia averaged 25.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Cougars. In Washington State’s 60-53 win over USC, Motum tallied 26 points on 9-of-11 shootng. He is now averaging 17.2 points on the season and 28.3 points over his past three games.
Thanks to Utah State University and Washington State University for the photos.