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WSU guard Myles Rice named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

Washington State guard Myles Rice drives around Eastern Washington’s Casey Jones on Monday at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman.  (Geoff Crimmins/For The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – Myles Rice’s sizzling start to the season just keeps getting hotter.

The Washington State redshirt freshman was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week in men’s basketball, the conference announced Monday.

In wins over Eastern Washington and Portland State, Rice scored 28 and 19 points respectively, helping the Cougars secure a 6-1 start to the season. Against EWU, Rice nailed each of his first six 3-pointers, and against PSU, he came alive for 13 points in the second half.

Rice, the conference’s highest-scoring freshman, ranks fifth in the Pac-12 in scoring, posting 17.4 points per game.

The honor is Rice’s first from the conference. It is also WSU’s first Pac-12 weekly honor since Mo Gueye was named conference freshman of the week in March 2022.

WSU returns to action on Wednesday, hosting UC Riverside at 7 p.m.