Sophomore Alec Burks (Colorado) and freshman Perry Jones III (Baylor) have been chosen as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for games of February 21-27 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference. It is the second honor this year for Burks and third for Jones.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Alec Burks, Colorado, So., G, 6-6, 175, Grandview, Mo./Grandview
Burks led Colorado to two victories, as the Buffaloes won at Texas Tech (71-68) before defeating No. 5 Texas in Boulder (91-89). The sophomore guard averaged 23.5 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 42.4 percent from the field. His key performance of the week came against the Longhorns, as he posted his second 30-point effort of the season with 33 points and 10 rebounds. A total of 24 of his points were recorded after halftime as the Buffs came back from a 22-point first-half deficit. After trailing 58-43, Burks scored 11 of CU's next 14 points as his team pulled within three points (58-55). He has recorded 24 career outings with 20 points or more , fifth among active Big 12 players.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Perry Jones III, Baylor, Fr., F, 6-11, 235, Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville
Jones averaged 13.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 35.0 minutes in two games, as Baylor finished 1-1 against two ranked opponents last week. The freshman forward opened with a 10-point, 10-rebound performance as the Bears' dropped a 77-59 decision at No. 20 Missouri. He then followed with a 16-point, 8-rebound effort as BU edged No. 21 Texas A&M, 58-51. He shot 46.2 percent (12-of-26) in two games while making his only two free throw attempts. Jones ranks second on his team in scoring (14.2) and rebounding (7.1) while leading the Bears with a .562 shooting mark.
2010-11 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
|Nov. 15||Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So.||Jake Anderson, Iowa State, G, Sr.|
|Nov. 22||Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So.||Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, Fr.
Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, F, Fr.
|Nov. 29||Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr.||Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Jr.|
|Dec. 6||Marcus Denmon, Missouri, G, Jr.||Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Jr.|
|Dec. 13||Marshall Moses, Oklahoma State, F, Jr.||Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, F, Fr.|
|Dec. 20||Khris Middleton, Texas A&M, F, So.||Josh Selby, Kansas, G, Fr.|
|Dec. 27||Markieff Morris, Kansas, F, Jr.||Tristan Thompson, Texas, F, Fr.|
|Jan. 3||Marcus Denmon, Missouri, G, Jr.||Matt Pressey, Missouri, G, Jr.|
|Jan. 10||Alec Burks, Colorado, G, So.||Jéan-Paul Olukemi, Oklahoma State, G/F, So.|
|Jan. 17||Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr.||Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, Fr.|
|Jan. 24||Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So.||Tristan Thompson, Texas, F, Fr.|
|Jan. 31||Mike Singletary, Texas Tech, F, Sr.||Josh Selby, Kansas, G, Fr.|
|Feb. 7||Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, G, Sr.||Darrell Williams, Oklahoma State, F, Jr.|
|Feb. 14||Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr.||Tristan Thompson, Texas, F, Fr.|
|Feb. 21||Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, G, Sr.||Jake Anderson, Iowa State, G, Sr.
Andre Almeida, Nebraska, C, Jr.
|Feb. 28||Alec Burks, Colorado, G, So.||Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, Fr.|