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February 22, 2016
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Two wins over top 25 opponents helped Johnathan Motley (Baylor) earn his first Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award, while another strong performance by Deonte Burton (Iowa State) gave him top newcomer honors for the second straight week. It is the first player accolade for Motley, while Burton is recognized for the league-best fourth time in 2015-16.

PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Johnathan Motley, Baylor, F, 6-9, 230, So., Houston, Texas/North Shore
Motley was a starter for just the second and third times this season, leading Baylor to back-to-back wins versus ranked opponents. The sophomore averaged 25.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 31.5 minutes per contest. He connected on 22-of-30 (.733) shots from the field, improving his Big 12-leading field goal percentage from .624 to .640. Motley matched his career high with 27 points against Iowa State to start the week and followed with 24 points versus Texas, making 12-of-13 (.923) from the floor in that outing. It was the fourth-best field goal percentage in one game in program history and the best mark by any Big 12 player in conference play this year. He has improved his shooting mark 22.3 percent from a season ago (.417 in 2014-15 to .640 in 2015-16).

PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Deonte Burton, Iowa State, G, 6-4, 250, Jr., Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette/Vincent
Burton averaged a double-double for the Cyclones last week with 18.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. The junior guard connected on 56.0 percent (14-of-25) of his shots from the field and sank 88.9 percent (8-of-9) of the attempts from the free throw line. He ended the week by matching his career best with 23 points versus TCU while grabbing 14 boards. The rebounding total was eight more than his previous high. Burton also had 14 points and six rebounds in an overtime contest with Baylor. Since moving into the starting rotation, he is averaging 15.6 points and shooting 55.2 percent from the field.

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. 
February 1 Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.  Kerwin Roach Fr., Texas, G, Fr. 
February 8 Jaysean Paige, West Virginia, G, Sr. Dean Wade, Kansas State, F, Fr. 
February 15 Devonte’ Graham, Kansas, G, So. Deonte Burton, Iowa State, G, Jr. 
February 22 Johnathan Motley, Baylor, F, So. Deonte Burton, Iowa State, G, Jr. 
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