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USC’s JuJu Watkins named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, leads all-freshman team

USC women’s basketball superstar JuJu Watkins was recently named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and was also named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team for the 2023-24 season.

The No. 2 scorer in the nation with 27.8 points per game set another USC record with a 51-point outing in a road upset of Stanford several weeks ago.

She is also second on the Trojans in rebounding with 7.2 per game, and she’s averaging 2.6 steals and 1.6 blocks per game.

The Women of Troy travel to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Tournament and will play Arizona after their first round bye.

USC teammates McKenzie Forbes and Rayah Marshall were also named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and Defensive Honorable Mention this season. The Trojans are competing for a potential No. 1 seed at the NCAA Tournament this week in Las Vegas. If they reach the Pac-12 Tournament final, they have a chance to land a No. 1 seed. If they win the Pac-12 Tournament, they are very likely to get a No. 1 seed.

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire