Friday, December 15, 2017

Juwan Staten Earns Big 12 Player of Week for 3rd Time

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Courtesy Kelsie Vanderwijst, BGS Photographer

Two student-athletes that led their teams to key victories are the latest recipients of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week. Juwan Staten of West Virginia wins player honors for the third time this year, while Iowa State’s Jameel McKay is recognized as top newcomer for the first time. Iowa State (four) and West Virginia (five) have combined to earn nine weekly awards this season.

Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week Juwan Staten, West Virginia, G, Sr., 6-1, 190, Dayton, Ohio/Dayton Staten averaged 21.0 points and 5.5 assists as West Virginia won back-to-back regular season games against ranked opponents for just the fifth time in school history. The senior guard began the week with 20 points, including the game-winning layup with four seconds left in a win over No. 8 Kansas. He added 22 points and seven assists as the Mountaineers defeated No. 22 Oklahoma State for the first time since joining the Big 12. Staten shot 51.7 percent in the two contests, including 60.0 percent from 3-point range.

Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Jameel McKay, Iowa State, F, Jr., 6-9, 215, Milwaukee, Wis./Indian Hills CC/Marquette McKay turned in a double-double effort for the Cyclones who won consecutive road games in Big 12 play for the first time since 2006. The junior forward recorded 10.0 points and 11.5 rebounds per game with seven blocked shots. He started with a 17-point, 14-rebound performance at Oklahoma State, as ISU won in Stillwater for the second straight season. McKay was strong on the glass at Texas as well, grabbing nine rebounds to go along with three blocks and three points. The Cyclones are 4-1 since he entered the starting lineup and he has 41 blocked shots in just 17 games since becoming eligible in December.

2014-15 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Weekly Awards

Date Player of the Week Newcomer of the Week
November 17 Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, G, Jr. Bryce Dejean-Jones, Iowa State, G, Sr.
November 24 Jonathan Holmes, Texas, F, Sr. Norense Odiase, Texas Tech, C, Fr.
Jonathan Holton, West Virginia, F, Jr.
December 1 Perry Ellis, Kansas, F, Jr. Jonathan Holton, West Virginia, F, Jr.
December 8 Georges Niang, Iowa State, F, Jr. Lester Medford, Baylor, G, Jr.
Bryce Dejean-Jones, Iowa State, G, Sr.
December 15 Nino Williams, Kansas State, F, Sr. Anthony Hickey, Oklahoma State, G, Sr.
December 22 Juwan Staten, West Virginia, G, Sr. Kelly Oubre, Jr., Kansas, G, Fr.
Juwan Staten, West Virginia, G, Sr. Johnathan Motley, Baylor, F, Fr.
January 5 Phil Forte, Oklahoma State, G, Jr. TaShawn Thomas, Oklahoma, F, Sr.
January 12 Marcus Foster, Kansas State, G, So. TaShawn Thomas, Oklahoma, F, Sr.
January 19 Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, G, Jr. Kelly Oubre, Jr., Kansas, G, Fr.
January 26 Rico Gathers, Baylor, F, Jr. Cliff Alexander, Kansas, F, Fr.
Nino Williams, Kansas State, F, Sr.
February 2 Ryan Spangler, Oklahoma, F, Jr. Bryce Dejean-Jones, Iowa State, G, Sr.
February 9 Rico Gathers, Baylor, F, Jr. Anthony Hickey, Oklahoma State, G, Sr.
February 16 Perry Ellis, Kansas, F, Jr. TaShawn Thomas, Oklahoma, F, Sr.
Le’Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State, F, Sr. Myles Turner, Texas, F, Fr.
February 23 Juwan Staten, West Virginia, G, Sr. Jameel McKay, Iowa State, F, Jr.

Courtesy WVU Sports Information
Article Photo Courtesy Kelsie Vanderwijst, BGS photographer

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