Ekpe Udoh (Baylor) and Avery Bradley (Texas) have been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for games of Jan. 4 - 10 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference. Udoh wins a weekly honor for the third time this season, but this is his first player accolade. Bradley is recognized as top rookie for the first time.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F/C, Jr., 6-10, 240, Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe/Michigan
Udoh wins a Big 12 honor for the second straight week after averaging 16.0 points, 12.5 rebounds and 8.5 blocks in two double-digit Baylor victories. The junior center began the week by recording the 11th triple-double in conference history with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 10 blocks in a 79-63 win over Morgan State. It was the fifth triple-double in school history. In the league-opener versus Oklahoma, he had 14 points, eight rebounds and a game-high seven blocks in a 91-60 victory over the Sooners. During the Bears’ current nine-game win streak, Udoh is averaging 13.1 points, 12.6 rebounds and 5.8 blocks. He has 36 rejections in the last five games and has scored in double figures in 12 outings in 2009-10.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Avery Bradley, Texas, G, Fr., 6-2, 180, Tacoma, Wash./Findlay Prep [Nev.]
Bradley helped the Longhorns extend their unbeaten streak to 15 games with 16.0 points and 12.5 rebounds per game in two wins. The freshman guard converted 17-of-22 (.773) field goals in two outings, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range. He started with 12 points, three rebounds, five assists and just one turnover in 36 minutes in a 96-85 victory at Arkansas. He then scored 29 points with nine rebounds in his first Big 12 game, making 12-of-14 from the floor in a 103-86 win at Colorado. The point, rebound and field goal totals were all career bests. Bradley has reached double digits in scoring in nine of his first 15 contests. He also ranks third on the squad with 22 steals.
2009-10 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards
|Nov. 16||LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Jr.||David Tairu, Texas Tech, G, Jr.|
||Craig Brackins, Iowa State, F, Jr.||Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.
|Nov. 30||Damion James, Texas, G/F, Sr.||Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr.|
|Dec. 7||John Roberson, Texas Tech, G, Jr.
||Xavier Henry, Kansas, G, Fr.|
|Dec. 14||Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, G, Jr.||Xavier Henry, Kansas, G, Fr.|
|Dec. 21||Dexter Pittman, Texas, C, Sr.||Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.|
|Dec. 28||Kim English, Missouri, G, So.||Michael Dixon, Missouri, G, Fr.|
||LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Jr.||Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr.|
|Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C, Jr.
||Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.|
||Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr.||Avery Bradley, Texas, G, Fr.|