Junior Marcus Morris (Kansas) and freshman Tristan Thompson (Texas) have been selected as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for games of February 7-13 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference. It is the third weekly honor this year for both student-athletes.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Marcus Morris, Kansas, Jr., F, 6-8, 235, Philadelphia, Pa./Prep Charter
Morris averaged 19.0 points and 9.5 rebounds as Kansas recorded home victories over No. 19 Missouri (103-86) and Iowa State (89-66). The junior forward opened the week with a game-high 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds versus the Tigers. It marked his seventh 20-point effort of the season. He followed that performance with his fifth double-double of 2010-11 with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Morris shot 66.7 percent (14-of-21) from the floor during the week, with five assists and two blocked shots. He leads the Big 12 in field goal shooting (.609) and has led the Jayhawks in scoring 12 times this year.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Tristan Thompson, Texas, Fr., F, 6-8, 225, Brampton, Ontario, Canada/Findlay Prep [Nev.]
Thompson recorded 14.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game as the Longhorns notched wins at Oklahoma (68-52) and over Baylor (69-60). The freshman forward posted 11 points, four boards and two blocked shots in 25 minutes against OU. He then finished with a team-high 17 points, a game-high 13 rebounds and three rejections in 36 minutes versus Baylor. He made 9-of-14 (.643) shots from the field in the two contests, while converting 10 free throws. He also had one assist and two steals. Thompson has four double-doubles this season and leads the team in blocked shots with 57, including a league-best 27 in Big 12 play.
2010-11 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
|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.|
|Jan. 31||Mike Singletary, Texas Tech, F, Sr.||Josh Selby, Kansas, G, Fr.|
|Feb. 7||Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, G, Sr.||Darrell Williams, Oklahoma State, F, Jr.|
|Feb. 14||Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr.||Tristan Thompson, Texas, F, Fr.|