Strong performances in big games led to early gifts for the holiday as Cameron Ridley of Texas and Oklahoma State’s Jawun Evans have captured the latest Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week awards. Both players are recognized for the first time this year, while Ridley earns his second career player accolade (January 27, 2014).
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cameron Ridley, Texas, C, 6-10, 290, Sr., Houston, Texas/Bush
Ridley averaged 14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 6.5 blocks in leading the Longhorns to two victories. The senior center had double-doubles in both contests, beginning with 19 points and 11 rebounds versus Appalachian State. He also had a UT single-game record nine blocked shots in that game, nearly becoming the second player in UT history to record a triple-double. Ridley followed that effort with 10 points, 10 boards and four rejections in the victory at Stanford. He made 14-of-26 (.538) shots from the field over the two outings and is shooting 63.2 percent on the season with five double-doubles through the first 11 contests.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, G, 6-0, 180, Fr., Dallas, Texas/Kimball
Evans continues to roll out highlight-worthy passes and even provide a scoring touch for the Cowboys. He averaged 11.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games for Oklahoma State last week. The freshman guard posted his best outing with a team-high 17 points and five assists to go with a career-high seven rebounds in a narrow loss against Florida in the Orange Bowl Classic. Evans added five points and three assists in a win over Longwood. He has scored in double digits five times in the past seven games, with 23 assists in the last four contests.
2015-16 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards
|Date||Player of the Week||Newcomer of the Week|
|November 16||Rico Gathers, Baylor, F, Sr.||Vladimir Brodziansky, TCU, F, So.|
|Wesley Iwundu, Kansas State, F, Jr.|
|November 23||Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.||Chris Olivier, Oklahoma State, F, Sr.|
|November 30||Monté Morris, Iowa State, G, Jr.||Eric Davis Jr., Texas, G, Fr.|
|Wayne Selden Jr., Kansas, G, Jr.|
|December 7||Taurean Prince, Baylor, F, Sr.||Dean Wade, Kansas State, F, Fr.|
|December 14||Jameel McKay, Iowa State, F, Sr.||Eric Davis Jr., Texas, G, Fr.|
|Javan Felix, Texas, G, Sr.|
|December 21||Cameron Ridley, Texas, C, Sr.||Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.|