Jaylen Nowell Named The Pac-12 Player Of The Week

Per The University of Washington Press Release…..

SEATTLE – Coming off a week where he averaged 25 points in two UW victories, sophomore Jaylen Nowell has been named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week for games played Nov. 12-18. This is the first career player of the week award for Nowell and is the first for a UW player since Noah Dickerson earned the honor last season (Feb. 5).
Over the two games, Nowell not only averaged 25 points but he shot 65.4 percent from the field (17-of-26), 54.5 percent from 3-point range (6-of-11) and was 76.9 percent (10-of-13) from the FT line. He also dished out five assists, added five steals and averaged 3.0 rebounds.
In the latest game against Santa Clara in the Vancouver Showcase, Nowell tied his career high with 32 points on 11-of-15 shooting. He also tied his career high with four made from long distance and pulled down four rebounds. It was his first 30 point outing since his freshman debut where had 32 against Belmont.
Against San Diego on Nov. 12, Nowell scored 18 points and added three assists and three steals. He has yet to score under 16 points this season and is averaging 20.8 per game for the Huskies. The sophomore’s shooting percentages over the first four outings have seen a spike compared to his freshman season as he is hitting at a 62.0 percent clip up from 45.1 last season. From three, he’s shooting 56.3 percent, up from 35.1 a year ago.
Washington continues play in the Vancouver Showcase on Tuesday, November 20, taking on Texas A&M at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2. They will then face Minnesota on Wednesday, November 21, at 3:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.