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Guards Earn Men’s Basketball Honors After Key Wins
February 06, 2017

A trio of guards - Deonte Burton (Iowa State), Lindy Waters III (Oklahoma State) and Alex Robinson (TCU) helped their teams to important victories and are the recipients of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week accolades. All three student-athletes are honored for the first time during the 2016-17 season.

Deonte Burton, Iowa State, G, Sr., Milwaukee, Wis.

  • Scored 29 points with eight rebounds and six steals as Iowa State won at Kansas for the first time since 2005.
  • Connected on 7-of-9 shots from beyond the arc as ISU ended the Jayhawks’ 51-game win streak at Allen Fieldhouse.
  • Finished with 20.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 4.5 steals per game for the week.

Lindy Waters III, Oklahoma State, G, Fr., Norman, Okla.

  • Made all five attempts from 3-point range last week.
  • Converted key 3-pointers against both Oklahoma and West Virginia as the Cowboys extended their win streak to five games.
  • Was 6-of-7 (.857) from the field on the week with 17 points and three rebounds plus just one turnover.

Alex Robinson, TCU, G, Jr., Fort Worth, Texas

  • Averaged 14.5 points, 8.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds to lead TCU to a 2-0 week.
  • Had 12 points and played all 45 minutes as the Frogs won at K-State for the first time as a Big 12 member.
  • Scored 17 points with eight assists versus Texas to give TCU its first sweep of UT since 1987.

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.
 December 27  Josh Jackson, Kansas, G, Fr.  Desmond Bane, TCU, G, Fr.
 January 3  Landen Lucas, Kansas, C, Sr.  Manu Lecomte, Baylor, G, Jr.
 January 9  Johnathan Motley, Baylor, F, Jr.  Josh Jackson, Kansas, G, Fr.

 January 16  Vladimir Brodziansky, TCU, F, Jr.  Josh Jackson, Kansas, G, Fr.
     Jarrett Allen, Texas, F, Fr.

 January 23  Johnathan Motley, Baylor, F, Jr.  Jarrett Allen, Texas, F, Fr.
 January 30  Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State, G, So.  Josh Jackson, Kansas, G, Fr.

 February 6  Deonte Burton, Iowa State, G, Sr.  Lindy Waters III, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
     Alex Robinson, TCU, G, Jr.
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