UConn’s Katie Lou Samuelson named National Player of Week

Connecticut forward Katie Lou Samuelson (33) drives to the hoop against South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

(WTNH)–The honors keep rolling in for UConn’s Katie Lou Samuelson. Not only was the Huskies forward named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week–on Tuesday she was named National Player of the Week by both the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and ESPNW.

Samuelson averaged almost 27 points per game while shooting 68 percent from the field in two wins last week, including a 69-58 triumph over Louisville. In a 106-45 rout of Temple, Samuelson scored 27 on 82 percent shooting and notched five assists and four boards.

She’s averaging 18.4 points per game for the season, and is one of four Huskies on both the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award late-season watch lists.

The Huskies (26-0, 13 AAC) are back in action at Tulane (12-14, 4-9) on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.

Related: Huskies react as Chris Dailey elected to Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

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