Jordin Canada named Pac-12 Player of the Week

UCLA guard Jordin Canada, pictured in a game against San Jose State, was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after helping UCLA to a road sweep of Washington and Washington State. (Photo courtesy UCLA Athletics)

Senior guard Jordin Canada earned her second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season after helping No. 9 UCLA to a road sweep of Washington and Washington State last weekend, the conference announced Monday.

Canada averaged 20.5 points per game during the sweep with eight total assists, five blocks and four steals. With 303 career steals, Canada, the defending Pac-12 defensive player of the year, is just the fifth player in conference history with more than 300 steals.

The Bruins (17-4, 8-2 Pac-12) held Washington without a field goal in the fourth quarter on Friday in Seattle to pull away late and win 86-69. Canada scored 15 of her team-high 22 points in the second half to help UCLA come back from a three-point halftime deficit.

The point guard from Windward High led the Bruins with 19 points against Washington State on Sunday to complete the road sweep with a 79-71 victory in Pullman. Monique Billings had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Lajahna Drummer added another double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

With a six-game winning streak, the Bruins are second in the Pac-12 behind Oregon (20-3, 9-1 Pac-12) and host rival USC on Friday at 8 p.m.

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  • Hogsman

    Canada is one of the best in the nation, and Billings is very good, too. If one of their teammates can become a reliable outside shooter, they could go far in the tournament. They already play strong defense – they just need a knockdown shooter who can stretch the opponent’s D. Maybe Burke or Dean can fill that role.