Alyssa Ustby’s doule-double earns her National POTW honors

Alyssa Ustby played a major role in the UNC women’s basketball team’s success last year, with it nearly upsetting Ohio State in the Round of 32.

Ustby was the featured post player on Carolina, grabbing a team high 8.3 rebounds per game, while also being one of three Tar Heels (Deja Kelly, Kennedy Todd-Williams) to average double-digit scoring.

Ustby continues to be a featured post player this season, but she now teams up with Boston College transfer Maria Gakdeng to form a formidable duo. Ustby’s best game of the year came in UNC’s 82-76, New Years’ Eve victory over Clemson, as she recorded a 21-point, 11-rebound double-double.

That stat-line was good enough for Ustby to be recognized with a prestigious honor – Player of the Week.

Ustby leads UNC with 8.9 rebounds per game (fifth in ACC), plus she’s second with 12.9 points per game – right behind fellow senior captain Deja Kelly. With a strong junior year also under her belt, Ustby has a solid chance to be selected high in the 2024 WNBA Draft (currently projected 17th to Washington Mystic.

Whether Ustby is scoring in the post, putting up a jump shot, pulling down a rebound, dishing out an assist or swatting away a shot, she finds numerous ways to contribute towards Carolina’s in-game success.

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