As we are now one week into conference play, here are stat leaders around the Big 12 conference.
Points Per Game
Starting with points per game leaders, West Virginia’s own Taz Sherman is leading the Big 12 with 20.9 points per game. That is .7 points more than Kansas’ Ochai Agbaji who is at 20.2 points per game. Rounding out the top 5 is Iowa State’s Izaiah Brockington with 17 points per game, TCU’s Mike Miles with 16.9 points per game and Kansas’ second player, Christian Braun at 16.8.
Rebounds Per Game
Leading in rebounds per game is Kansas State’s Mark Smith with 8.5 a game, with Iowa State’s Izaiah Brockington only .1 behind him grabbing 8.4 rebounds per game. Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua is third in the conference with 7.9 per game, Texas’ Timmy Allen is fourth at 6.9, and Emanuel Miller of TCU rounds out the top five with 6.8 per game. West Virginia’s top rebounder is Jalen Bridges at 19th in the conference at 5.2 rebounds a game.
Assists Per Game
Baylor’s James Akinjo is the Big 12 leader in assists per game at 6 a game. He is leading Iowa State’s Tyrese Hunter by a full assist with Hill at 5 a game. Rounding out the top five is Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell with 4.9, TCU’s Mike Mile’s with 4.6 a game and Oklahoma’s Jordan Goldwire at 4.2. WVU’s top assister is Taz Sherman at 14th in the conference with 2.8 a game.
Blocks Per Game
Oklahoma State has the top 2 blocks per game leaders with Moussa Cisse leading the Big 12 at 2.2 a game, with his teammate Kalib Boone trailing him at 1.8 a game. Then there is a three-way tie to round out the top five with Kansas’ Christian Braun, West Virginia’s Dimon Carrigan and Kansas’ David McCormack all with 1.2 a game.
Steals Per Game
Another Oklahoma State player is leading the conference in a defensive stat, with Bryce Williams leading the conference in steals with 2.3 a game. West Virginia’s Kedrian Johnson is trailing him by only .1 steals a game with 2.2. Rounding out the top five is another three-way tie with Baylor’s James Akinjo, Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell and Oklahoma State’s Avery Anderson III each averaging 2.1 steals a game.
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