Danielle McCray (Kansas) was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week while Adaora Elonu (Texas A&M) was selected Freshman of the Week by a media voting panel for games of Dec. 1-7. McCray picked up her first career honor while Elonu was recognized for the second time this season.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week
Danielle McCray, Kansas, G, Jr, Olathe, Kan.
Danielle McCray averaged 21 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals in Kansas’ two games last week. She shot 55.6 percent (15-of-27) from the field and 66.7 percent (8-of-12) from the three-point line. The junior guard opened the week with 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals in leading KU to a 93-49 win over San Jose State. In the Jayhawks’ second game of the week, McCray tallied 22 points and 13 rebounds to collect her third double-double of the season. She knocked down 8-of-17 shots from the field vs. Marquette, including 6-of-8 from the three-point line on her way to a team-high 22 points.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week
Adaora Elonu, Texas A&M, F, Houston, Texas
Adaora Elonu led No. 4 Texas A&M to a 2-0 week and its best start in school history with a team-leading 14.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in a 77-36 road win at Stephen F. Austin and an 80-48 victory over SMU. She also shot a team-best 70 percent from the field connecting on 14-of-20 field-goal attempts. Elonu has played in all eight games of the season with seven starts. She recorded a career-high 17 points on a career-best 8-of-11 shooting performance from the floor, while also adding eight rebounds and a career-high four steals at SFA. Elonu followed it up with 12 points and a career-and season-high tying eight rebounds and four steals versus SMU.