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Texas Sweeps Menís Basketball Weekly Honors
January 24, 2011

Texas teammates Jordan Hamilton and Tristan Thompson have been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the
Week, respectively, for games of January 17-23 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference. It is the third weekly player accolade this year for Hamilton, while Thompson is named top rookie for the second time.

Jordan Hamilton, Texas, So., G/F, 6-7, 220, Compton, Calif./Dominguez

Hamilton averaged 22.0 points and 8.5 rebounds while leading Texas to a pair of double-digit victories over top 15 opponents. The sophomore stared with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds in an 81-60 win over No. 10 Texas A&M. He then produced 17 points and a gamehigh nine boards in a 74-63 tally over No. 2 Kansas. He shot 55.6 percent (15-of-27) in the two contests, while hitting 11-of-11 shots from the free throw line. Hamilton also registered three assists and two blocks in a total of 65 minutes. He leads the Longhorns and ranks third in the Big 12 with 19.5 points per game and also has four double-doubles on the year.

Tristan Thompson, Texas, Fr., F, 6-8, ,225, Brampton, Ontario, Canada/Findlay Prep [Nev.]
Thompson posted 15.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game in the two Texas victories. The freshman forward had 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting with six rebounds and four blocks in the win over the Aggies. He then tallied 12 points, six rebounds and five blocks as the Longhorns ended KU's 69-game home court winning streak. In that contest, he helped limit the Jayhawks to just 35.9 percent shooting. Thompson is fifth in the Big 12 in rebounding (7.6 rpg) and is tied for first with 2.2 blocks per contest. He is also first in the conference in league play with 3.0 rejections per game.

2010-11 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards

Date Player Rookie
Nov. 15      Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So. Jake Anderson, Iowa State, G, Sr. 
Nov. 22 Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So. Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, Fr. 
Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, F, Fr.
Nov. 29 Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr.  Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Jr. 
Dec. 6 Marcus Denmon, Missouri, G, Jr. Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Jr.  
Dec. 13 Marshall Moses, Oklahoma State, F, Jr.        Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, F, Fr. 
Dec. 20 Khris Middleton, Texas A&M, F, So.  Josh Selby, Kansas, G, Fr. 
Dec. 27 Markieff Morris, Kansas, F, Jr.  Tristan Thompson, Texas, F, Fr. 
Jan. 3 Marcus Denmon, Missouri, G, Jr.  Matt Pressey, Missouri, G, Jr. 
Jan. 10 Alec Burks, Colorado, G, So.  Jéan-Paul Olukemi, Oklahoma State, G/F, So.  
Jan. 17 Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr.  Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, Fr.  
Jan. 24 Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So.  Tristan Thompson, Texas, F, Fr.  

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