The guards continue to reign, as for the fifth straight week two backcourt standouts have been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player and Newcomer of the Week. Monté Morris of Iowa State captures player honors for the second time in 2015-16, while Oklahoma State’s Jawun Evans is the top newcomer for the third time in the past six weeks.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Monté Morris, Iowa State, Jr., 6-4, 175, G, Flint, Mich./Beecher
Morris averaged 19 points, 4.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds as Iowa State went 2-0 last week, with wins over No. 1 Oklahoma and at TCU. The junior guard shot 65.2 percent (15-of-23) from the floor, including draining 3-of-4 from 3-point range. He finished with 20 points and seven rebounds against the top-ranked Sooners, the second victory in school history versus a No. 1 team. In the last five games, Morris is averaging 19 points and shooting 62.7 percent from the floor, 57.1 percent from behind the arc and 72.2 percent from the charity stripe. He ranks second in the Big 12 in both assists and steals this season.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, G, 6-0, 175, Fr., Dallas, Texas/Kimball
Evans led the Cowboys to one of the biggest upsets in school history with a 22-point, eight-assist, six-rebound performance in a victory over No. 3 Kansas - the third straight season OSU has defeated the Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena. For the week, the freshman averaged 16.5 points, 5.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals – all team highs. He shot 64.7 percent (11-of-17) from the floor, converting both 3-point attempts. Evans was also 9-of-10 (.900) from the line. He leads all Big 12 freshman in scoring (12.8 ppg) and has 93 assists, a total which ranks fifth among all freshmen in Oklahoma State history.
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.|
|December 28||Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.||Deonte Burton, Iowa State, G, Jr.|
|January 4||Jaysean Paige, West Virginia, G, Sr.||Deonte Burton, Iowa State, G, Jr.|
|January 11||Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.||Barry Brown, Kansas State, G, Fr.|
|January 18||Isaiah Taylor, Texas, G, Jr.||Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.|
|January 25||Monté Morris, Iowa State, G, Jr.||Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.|