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Collier Tabbed Player of the Week For the Second-Straight Week

Sophomore forward brings home second-straight Player of the Week honor.
Dec. 12, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - For the second-straight week, sophomore forward Napheesa Collier (O'Fallon, Mo.) earned the title of the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league Monday.

Collier was also selected as the Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Former Husky Breanna Stewart was honored as the USBWA National Player of the Week once last season.

Collier averaged 21.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 70.8 percent from the floor and 88.9 percent from the free throw line in a 2-0 week for the No. 1/2 Huskies, which included wins at No. 2/1 Notre Dame and Kansas State. 

Collier started the week with 20 points, on 7-9 shooting, to go along with five rebounds in only 29-minutes of action against the Irish on Wednesday.  She followed that up with a 22-point, eight-rebound, five-block, six-steal effort in the win over Kansas State on Sunday. 

The O'Fallon, Mo. native has now scored at least 20 points in five out of the last six contests, including the last three consecutive games.

The Huskies are back in action at the XL Center on Monday, Dec. 19 when they host No. 12/12 Ohio State for a 7 p.m. tip-off.