For the second time in three weeks a University of Nevada women's basketball player has been named the Verizon WAC Player of the week. Shavon Moore has won the honor for the week of Nov. 22-28, the first of her career.
Moore, a senior from Riverside, Calif. (J.W. North HS), averaged 21.0 points and 10.5 rebounds while being named the MVP of the John Ascuaga's Nugget Classic played in Reno over the weekend. In a win over North Carolina State, Moore scored 26 points to go along with 12 rebounds. She was 11-of-17 from the field and added four steals. The next night against San Diego State, she almost recorded another double-double with 16 points and nine boards in the win. For the week, she was 17-of-29 (.586) from the field, 8-of-11 (.727) from the free throw line and also averaged 3.5 steals per game.
Her 26 points against NC State set a new career high for the team captain and was her second 20-point game of the season. The double-double was the first of the year, but her 12th overall. The Wolf Pack won the Nugget Classic in a thrilling 63-61 win over San Diego State in the final game Saturday. It is the second time in three years Nevada has won its home tournament, having knocked off No. 7 Louisville two seasons ago.