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January 31, 2011Senior Mike Singletary (Texas Tech) and freshman Josh Selby (Kansas) have been selected the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for games of January 24-30 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference. It is the first career weekly honor for Singletary, while Selby is named top rookie for the second time.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Mike Singletary, Texas Tech, Sr., F, 6-5, 235, Humble, Texas/Kingwood
Singletary gives Texas Tech its first weekly honor of the season after leading his team to wins at Iowa State (92-83) and over Oklahoma State (75-74 in overtime). The senior forward recorded 29.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game after entering the week averaging just 9.8 points in league play. He started with a 33 points, 10 rebounds and six assists versus the Cyclones, connecting on 12-of-18 field goals. In that contest, he became the first player in Big 12 history to finish with at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a conference game. He followed that performance with 25 points, seven rebounds and two assists in the overtime victory over the Cowboys. For the week, he shot 60 percent (18-of-30) from the floor and 91.3 percent (21-of-23) from the free throw line.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Josh Selby, Kansas, Fr., G, 6-2, 183, Baltimore, Md./Lake Clifton
Selby averaged 14.5 points as the Jayhawks bounced back from their first loss of the year to post an 82-78 victory at Colorado and a 90-66 home win over Kansas State. The freshman guard had 17 points versus the Buffaloes on 7-of-14 (.500) shooting from the field, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range. He added 12 points on 4-of-6 (.667) shooting against the Wildcats, connecting on all three of his attempts from beyond the arc. In two games, he totaled seven rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 52 minutes. Selby is third on his team in scoring with 11.8 points per game, an average that ranks third among all Big 12 freshmen.
2010-11 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
Date Player Rookie
Nov. 15 Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So. Jake Anderson, Iowa State, G, Sr.
Nov. 22 Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So. Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, Fr.
Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, F, Fr.
Nov. 29 Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr. Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Jr.
Dec. 6 Marcus Denmon, Missouri, G, Jr. Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Jr.
Dec. 13 Marshall Moses, Oklahoma State, F, Jr. Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, F, Fr.
Dec. 20 Khris Middleton, Texas A&M, F, So. Josh Selby, Kansas, G, Fr.
Dec. 27 Markieff Morris, Kansas, F, Jr. Tristan Thompson, Texas, F, Fr.
Jan. 3 Marcus Denmon, Missouri, G, Jr. Matt Pressey, Missouri, G, Jr.
Jan. 10 Alec Burks, Colorado, G, So. J?-Paul Olukemi, Oklahoma State, G/F, So.
Jan. 17 Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr. Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, Fr.
Jan. 24 Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So. Tristan Thompson, Texas, F, Fr.
Jan. 31 Mike Singletary, Texas Tech, F, Sr. Josh Selby, Kansas, G, Fr.