Two freshmen - Josh Jackson (Kansas) and Desmond Bane (TCU) - have been honored with the final Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week awards of 2016. Jackson captures his first player honor of the season and third weekly award overall, while Bane is recognized for the first time.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Josh Jackson, Kansas, G, Fr., Detroit, Mich.
- Scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting as Kansas won at UNLV in its lone game of the week.
- Grabbed nine rebounds and added two blocked shots against the Runnin’ Rebels.
- Provided the spark in the first half, contributing 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting.
- Leads all Big 12 freshman with 15.6 points per game in 2016-17.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Desmond Bane, TCU, G, Fr., Richmond, Ind.
- Finished with a team-best 18 points to go along with seven rebounds in TCU’s win over Bradley.
- Added three assists and one steal with no turnovers in 23 minutes.
- Made 6-of-12 shots from the field, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
2016-17 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards
|Date||Player of the Week||Newcomer of the Week|
|November 16||Frank Mason, Kansas, G, Sr.||Manu Lecomte, Baylor, G, Jr.|
|Jaylen Fisher, TCU, G, Fr.|
|November 21||Monte Morris, Iowa State, G, Sr.||Josh Jackson, Kansas, G, Fr.|
|November 28||Johnathan Motley, Baylor, F, Jr.|| Josh Jackson, Kansas, G, Fr.
|December 5||Manu Lecomte, Baylor, G, Jr.||Anthony Livingston, Texas Tech, F, Sr.|
|Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, G, So.|
|December 12||Frank Mason, Kansas, G, Sr.|| Brandon Averette, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
|December 19||Nazareth Mitrou-Long, Iowa State, G, Sr.||Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., Baylor, F, Jr.|
|December 27||Josh Jackson, Kansas, G, Fr.||Desmond Bane, TCU, G, Fr.|