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Scoring Averages Help Paige, Trent Earn Menís Basketball Honors
February 29, 2016
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With averages of 20 points per game or better, guards Jaysean Paige (West Virginia) and Malique Trent (TCU) have been named the latest Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player and Newcomer of the Week award winners. It is the third weekly honor this year for Paige, while Trent becomes the second Horned Frog athlete to be honored this season.

PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jaysean Paige, West Virginia, G, 6-2, 200, Sr., Jamestown, N.Y./Perry County Central/Moberly Area CC
Paige helped the Mountaineers to a 2-0 week as West Virginia moved into sole possession of second place in the league standings. The senior guard averaged 25.5 points, including a career-best 34 points in 34 minutes in a win over Iowa State. It was a school record for most points by a WVU player coming off the bench. He then added a game-high 17 points in a road victory at Oklahoma State. Paige shot 51.3 percent in the two outings and made all nine attempts from the free throw line. He has led the Mountaineers in scoring 10 times in conference play this season.

PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Malique Trent, TCU, G, 6-2, 185, So., Portsmouth, Va./Norcom/New Mexico JC
Trent was the highest scoring newcomer in the Big 12 last week, averaging 20.0 points in two contests. The sophomore guard opened the week by scoring 15 points off the bench on 5-of-11 shooting from the field at Texas Tech. He then tallied a career-high 25 points on 6-of-13 shooting in a starting role versus No. 19 Baylor. He scored 19 points in the second half alone, as the Horned Frogs cut the deficit to single digits. Trent shot 45.8 percent from the field for the week, including 4-of-9 (.444) from 3-point range. He also made 14-of-16 (.875) from the charity stripe while adding five rebounds and five steals.

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. 
February 29 Jaysean Paige, West Virginia, G, Sr. Malique Trent, TCU, G, So.
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