West Virginia’s Taz Sherman (player) and Texas’ Tre Mitchell (newcomer) picked up their first Big 12 men’s basketball weekly awards.
Sherman averaged 20 points and four assists in helping West Virginia to a 2-1 record at the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic. He scored a career-high 27 points in the opener against Elon and added 21 against Marquette and 12 versus Clemson. Sherman connected on 15-of-16 free throw attempts and was named to the all-tournament team.
In UT’s two home wins, Mitchell averaged 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds while converting 13-of-19 (.684) field goals, including 2-of-4 threes, and 2-of-3 free throws in 21.6 minutes per contest. In last Wednesday’s victory against Northern Colorado, Mitchell tallied a season-best 16 points and seven boards while hitting 7-of-11 field goals (1-of-2 threes) in 21 minutes. He returned to post 14 points (6-of-8 FG, 1-2 threes) and grab a season-high eight rebounds with two steals in 22 minutes versus San Jose State.
Big 12 Player of the Week
Taz Sherman, West Virginia, G, Sr.
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
Tre Mitchell, Texas, F, Jr.
Press Release: Big 12 Conference Communications
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