Duck fans will have a chance to see one of the best players in the country when they host Stanford Friday night.
Chiney Ogwumike, a junior forward, was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for her performance last weekend in games with Utah and Colorado.
Just look at some of these numbers:
Ogwumike shot 61.5 percent from the field while averaging 21.5 points and 12.5 rebounds. The Cypress, Texas, native posted her Pac-12-leading 14th and 15th double-doubles and turned in a pair of 20-point performances in the wins. On Friday night against the Utes, Ogwumike scored 23 points with 12 rebounds and a pair of blocks as the Cardinal won, 65-44. She followed up with a 20-point, 12-rebound effort in Sunday’s 69-56 win over Colorado. Ogwumike also added three blocked shots against the Buffs to boost her weekend total to five. Ogwumike is the Pac-12’s leading scorer, averaging 22 points per game, and she ranks second in the Conference with 12.0 rebounds per game.
The Pac-12 Freshman of the Week was Washington's Talia Walton, who was instrumental in her team's win over the Ducks Jan. 27.
She had double-doubles in both games, averaging 17.5 points and 12 rebounds per game, while also chipping in five steals and three blocks. In the second half against Oregon, she scored 13 of her 18 points in that frame. She also grabbed a game-high 13 boards. She opened the weekend with 17-point, 11-rebound effort in the win over Oregon State.
Two Oregon players were among those nominated -- Ariel Thomas for Player of the Week and Jillian Alleyne for Freshman of the Week.
~ ~ ~
The Fast Break Club will sponsor a chalk talk Friday evening before the Ducks take on the fourth ranked team in the country.
Stanford has amassed a record of 18-2.
The talk begins at 5:10 p.m. in the Founders Club and runs about 20 minutes.
The club will conclude the weekend with a social following the 1 p.m. game with California on Sunday.
The eight sophomore players are scheduled to attend the social along with the "sophomore" coach, Shandrika Lee. The soph players are Jordan Loera, Liz Brenner, Amanda Delgado, Janitah Iamaleava, Katelyn Loper, Lexi Petersen, Megan Carpenter and Chloe Stiles.
Before the sophomores arrive, Mark Davis, strength and conditioning coach, and Rachel Stratton, the nutritionist, will talk about their roles in keeping the players ready to play.
At the chalk talk, Assistant Coach Lee will give fans scouting information on Stanford as well as points of emphasis in the game.
Lee is in her second season with the Ducks. She had a standout basketball career at Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif., graduating in 2004. She spent four years as an assistant coach at Cal Poly and two seasons as an assistant coach at Army before coming to Oregon.