Teammates Naz Long and DeAndre Kane (Iowa State) along with forward Ryan Spangler (Oklahoma) have been named the first Big 12 Player and Newcomers of the Week for the 2013-14 season. All three players are recognized for the first time. It also marks the first time since Nov. 23, 2009 that Cyclones have won both weekly honors in the same week.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Naz Long, Iowa State, G, So., 6-4, 210, Mississauga, Ontario/St. Martin
In his first career start, Long posted a career-best 26 points (previous high was seven) with two rebounds and two assists in the Cyclones’ 95-62 win over UNC Wilmington. The sophomore guard was 9-of-12 (.750) from the field, including 8-of-11 (.727) from 3-point range. The eight 3-pointers ties for the third-most school history by any Iowa State player. During his freshman campaign last year, Long scored a total of 25 points and made five 3-pointers for the entire season.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 NEWCOMERS OF THE WEEK
DeAndre Kane, Iowa State, G, Sr., 6-4, 195, Pittsburgh, Pa./The Patterson School/Marshall
Kane narrowly missed a triple-double in his debut with the Cyclones despite playing just 25 minutes. The senior guard finished with 13 points, a career-high tying 11 rebounds and seven assists in the ISU victory. He had just one turnover and finished 4-of-6 (.667) from the field while making all five attempts from the free throw line. It was his seventh career double-double overall.
Ryan Spangler, Oklahoma, F, So., 6-8, 232, Tuttle, Okla./Bridge Creek/Gonzaga
Spangler recorded a double-double in Oklahoma’s 82-73 win over Alabama in Dallas. The sophomore forward posted 15 points while grabbing 12 rebounds. He was 7-of-11 (.636) from the floor and made 1-of-2 from the free throw line while also recording two steals. Five of his 12 boards came on the offensive end as the Sooners recorded 17 second-chance points in the game. Spangler played 30 minutes in the contest without committing a turnover.
2013-14 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards
|Nov. 11||Naz Long, Iowa State. G. So.||
DeAndre Kane, Iowa State, G, Sr.