Two players that will enter the Big 12 Championship among the top four seeds - Perry Ellis (Kansas) and Kerwin Roach Jr. (Texas) - have been chosen as the final Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player and Newcomer of the Week winners for the 2015-16 campaign. It is the first weekly honor for Ellis this year, while Roach is recognized for the second time.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Perry Ellis, Kansas, F, 6-8, 225, Sr., Wichita, Kan./Wichita Heights
Ellis recorded back-to-back 20-point efforts as the Jayhawks won two games versus nationally-ranked opponents. The senior averaged 21.0 points and 5.5 rebounds, shooting 60 percent (18-of-30) from the field. He opened the week with 20 points in a road win at Texas, before following with a 22-point effort in a senior night victory over Iowa State. Ellis has posted 11 games with 20 points or more this season, including eight in Big 12 competition.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Kerwin Roach Jr., Texas, G, 6-4, 170, Fr., Houston, Texas/North Shore
Roach averaged 12.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals as the Longhorns split two matchups last week. The freshman guard finished with a team-high 15 points to go along with six rebounds at Oklahoma State on Friday night. All 15 of his points game in the second half in Stillwater, including scoring or assisting on UT’s final 12 points in the final 4:32 of the contest to secure the road victory. Roach has eight double-figure scoring outputs this season.
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.
|March 6||Perry Ellis, Kansas, F, Sr.||Kerwin Roach Jr., Texas, G, Fr.|