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Hamilton, Jones, Ejim Garner Menís Basketball Weekly Awards
November 22, 2010

Jordan Hamilton (Texas), Perry Jones III (Baylor) and Melvin Ejim (Iowa State) have been chosen as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookies of the Week, respectively, for games of November 15-21 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference.  Hamilton wins player honors for the second straight week, while Jones and Ejim pick up their first career weekly honors.

Jordan Hamilton, Texas, So., G/F, 6-7, 220, Compton, Calif./Dominguez
Hamilton averaged 26.5 points and 7.5 rebounds versus two top 15 opponents in the championship rounds of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.  The sophomore started the week with 25 points and seven rebounds in the Longhorns' 90-84 overtime victory over No. 13 Illinois.  He followed that performance with a career-best 28 points and eight rebounds as UT dropped a 68-66 decision to No. 4 Pittsburgh.  Hamilton, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, shot 48.6 percent (17-of-35) in the two contests, including 7-of-12 (.583) from 3-point range and 12-of-18 (.667) from the free throw line. 

Perry Jones III, Baylor, Fr., F, 6-11, 235, Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville
Jones posted 16.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in Baylor's two non-conference home wins.  The freshman forward had his first career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a 74-64 win over La Salle.  In a 63-49 victory over Jackson State, he posted a career-high 20 points with eight boards. He shot 55.6 percent (15-of-27) from the floor in two contests, with four blocks and four steals.  Through three games, Jones ranks second on the team in scoring (14.3 ppg) and rebounding (9.0 rpg).

Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, Fr., G, 6-6, 215, Toronto, Ontario/Brewster Academy [N.H.]
Ejim averaged 18.0 points and 2.5 rebounds as Iowa State recorded victories over Drake (91-43) and Creighton (91-88).  The freshman guard was 16-of-21 (.762) from the field, including 2-of-3 (.667) from beyond the arc.  He posted 14 points against Drake before following with a career-high 22 points versus the Bluejays.  He also totaled five rebounds, four steals and three assists for the week.  Ejim has scored in double figures in each of the first four games to begin his career.

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, G, Fr.

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