Danielle McCray (Kansas) was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week while Sydney Carter (Texas A&M) was selected Freshman of the Week by a media voting panel for games of Feb. 23-March 1. McCray and Carter were both honored for the second time this season.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week
Danielle McCray, Kansas, G/F, Jr, Olathe, Kan.
Danielle McCray averaged 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead Kansas to wins over Oklahoma State and Nebraska last week. She tied her career-high with 30 points at OSU off of 9-of-13 shooting from the field, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. The junior guard/forward also connected on 9-of-10 from the foul line as Kansas snapped a 14-game road losing streak in Big 12 play. McCray pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds and also had two assists. She followed that performance with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists in the Jayhawks’ win over Nebraska.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week
Sydney Carter, Texas A&M, G, DeSoto, Texas
Sydney Carter came off the bench to guide Texas A&M to back-to-back wins over Top 25 opponents Oklahoma and Kansas State last week. She averaged 14.0 points, 2.0 steals, 2.0 assists and a 4.0 assist-to-turnover ratio. Carter recorded back-to-back games in double figures for the first time in her career with 11 points in a career-high 31 minutes of action versus OU and a game-high and career-high tying 17 points at K-State. It marked her third double-digit scoring game against a Big 12 opponent and fourth overall this season. She also had two key steals in the second half of play which sparked an A&M run against the Sooners. Carter currently ranks ninth among Big 12 Conference freshmen leaders in scoring (4.8 ppg), third in three-point field goal percentage (42.6), fifth in steals (1.1) and third in assists (1.6).