Arizona guard Aari McDonald (2) gets the time out called after winning the race for a loose ball with Idaho State guard Callie Bourne (12) in the Wildcats' 71-46 win in their season opener at McKale Center, Friday, November 9, 2018, Tucson, Ariz.

Arizona Wildcats guard Aari McDonald was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after averaging 32 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists through three games. 

McDonald became the first Wildcat to win Pac-12 Player of the Week since Candice Warthen in 2015. McDonald's most notable game was a career-high 39 points in Arizona's 66-64 loss to Loyola Marymount. In that game, McDonald did most of her damage from the free throw line knocking down 20 of 23 shots. 

Arizona won back-to-back games in the Bank of Hawaii and McDonald was named MVP after averaging 28.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in both contests. In 2016, McDonald won Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors twice. 

Arizona has a 3-1 record and returns to McKale Center Friday night to face South Carolina State at 6:30 p.m.

Contact sports content producer Justin Spears at 573-4312 or jspears@tucson.com. On Twitter @justinesports

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Justin writes stories and produces digital content about UA football and basketball and high school football. A Tucson native, Justin graduated from the UA in 2017 and is the host of the Wildcast Podcast and a radio host on ESPN Tucson.