Withey, Gray Named Menís Basketball Award Winners
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          Release: 02/25/2013
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Senior Jeff Withey (Kansas) and freshman Josh Gray (Texas Tech) are the latest winners of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week honors, the conference office announced.  Withey is named for the second straight week and third time this year, while Gray is recognized for the first time.

PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jeff Withey, Kansas, C, Sr., 7-0, 235, San Diego, Calif./Horizon
Withey averaged 17.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in two Jayhawk victories last week.  The senior center opened with his third straight double-double, tallying 17 points and a season-high 14 boards in a double-overtime win at Oklahoma State.  He then contributed 18 points and six rebounds against TCU.  He shot 52.6 percent (10-of-19) in two outings and connected on 83.3 percent (15-of-18) of his attempts from the free throw line.  Withey also had seven blocked shots last week, increasing his Big 12-leading career total to 272.

PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Josh Gray, Texas Tech, G, Fr., 6-1, 175, Lake Charles, La./Houston Wheatley [Texas]
Gray averaged 23.0 points, 4.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals in a pair of games last week.  The guard started by setting a Texas Tech freshman record for Big 12 play with 26 points against Oklahoma.  He then added 20 points at Iowa State to become the first Red Raider freshman to have back-to-back 20-point efforts in league play in the Big 12 era.  He has the highest assist average (3.3 apg) for a Tech freshman since 1992-93 and his steals average (2.1) is the second-best in program history.  Gray is the first TTU player since Jordan Tolbert was named top rookie last season (Jan. 2) to win a Big 12 weekly award.

2012-13 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards


Player Rookie
Nov. 12 Cory Jefferson, Baylor, F, Jr. Isaiah Austin, Baylor, C, Fr.
Nov. 19
Le'Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State, G/F, So. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
Nov. 26
Travis Releford, Kansas, G, Sr. Amath M'Baye, Oklahoma, F, Jr.
Dec. 3 Jeff Withey, Kansas, C, Sr. Will Clyburn, Iowa State, G, Sr.
Dec. 10 Rodney McGruder, Kansas State, G, Sr. Aaric Murray, West Virginia, C, Jr.
Dec. 17 Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, F, Jr. Isaiah Austin, Baylor, C, Fr.
Dec. 24 Rodney McGruder, Kansas State, G, Sr. Ben McLemore, Kansas, G, Fr.
Dec. 31 Jaye Crockett, Texas Tech, F, Jr. Amath M'Baye, Oklahoma, F, Jr.
Jan. 7 Rodney McGruder, Kansas State, G, Sr. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
Jan. 14 Ben McLemore, Kansas, G, Fr. Georges Niang, Iowa State, F, Fr.
Jan. 21 Rodney McGruder, Kansas State, G, Sr. Ben McLemore, Kansas, G, Fr.
Jan. 28 Pierre Jackson, Baylor, G, Sr. Will Clyburn, Iowa State, G, Sr.
Feb. 4 Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, G, Sr. Will Clyburn, Iowa State, G, Sr.
Feb. 11 Connell Crossland, TCU, F, Sr. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
Feb. 18 Jeff Withey, Kansas, C, Sr. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
  Angel Rodriguez, Kansas State, G, So.

 

Feb. 25 Jeff Withey, Kansas, C, Sr. Josh Gray, Texas Tech, G, Fr

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