Women’s Basketball | January 2, 2023
USC Sophomore Raya Marshall A Trojan powerhouse in the pivotal Pac-12 Road Split, she is now entering the new year with her first career selection as Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.
The versatile forward put her mark in the USC history books with the most points scored by the Trojans since 2019, when she posted a career-high 33 points in the Trojans’ win in Oregon on Friday. She had 16 rebounds in that one and maintained a block streak of four in USC’s win. Her 30-point-15-rebounding double-double by an NCAA player this season was her seventh, and the first such outing by a Trojan since at least her 1999 to her 2000. . Marshall also accounted for her 16 of her USC’s 18 points against the Beavers in the fourth quarter, and in the win she accounted for more than half of USC’s total team rebounds.
On New Year’s Day at No. 17 Oregon, Marshall continued his block streak, extending his run to 34 straight games in at least one block and recording his fifth consecutive double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. She is tied for seventh nationally with eight double-doubles this season and is first in the Pac-12 in those totals.
This is Marshall’s first career Pac-12 Player of the Week and the 51st ever for Women of Troy.