Nazareth Mitrou-Long (Iowa State) and Jo Lual-Acuil (Baylor) have captured the final weekly men’s basketball honors before the Christmas holiday, as the duo has been selected the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week, respectively. Both are recognized for the first time this season.
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Nazareth Mitrou-Long, Iowa State, G, Sr., Mississauga, Ontario
- Posted a career-high 37 points while grabbing six rebounds with five assists in the win over Drake.
- Connected on 14-of-18 (.778) shots from the field, including 8-of-12 (.667) from 3-point range.
- The 37 points were the most by a Cyclone player since February 8, 2014 (Melvin Ejim, 48 vs. TCU).
PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., Baylor, F, Jr., Melbourne, Australia
- Led Baylor to 3-0 week, recording 12.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game.
- Shot 66.7 percent (16-of-24) from the field and has connected at a .618 clip this season - second in the conference.
- Has finished with multiple blocks in all but one game and ranks second nationally with 4.18 rejections per game.
2016-17 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards
|Date||Player of the Week||Newcomer of the Week|
|November 16||Frank Mason, Kansas, G, Sr.||Manu Lecomte, Baylor, G, Jr.|
|Jaylen Fisher, TCU, G, Fr.|
|November 21||Monte Morris, Iowa State, G, Sr.||Josh Jackson, Kansas, G, Fr.|
|November 28||Johnathan Motley, Baylor, F, Jr.|| Josh Jackson, Kansas, G, Fr.
|December 5||Manu Lecomte, Baylor, G, Jr.||Anthony Livingston, Texas Tech, F, Sr.|
|Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, G, So.|
|December 12||Frank Mason, Kansas, G, Sr.|| Brandon Averette, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
|December 19||Nazareth Mitrou-Long, Iowa State, G, Sr.||Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., Baylor, F, Jr.|