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March 10, 2008

Collins named Player of The Week

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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Sherron Collins, Kansas, G, So., 5-11, 205, Chicago, Ill./Crane Prep

Collins led Kansas to two wins last week, as the Jayhawks captured a share of the Big 12 regular season title. The sophomore guard averaged 13.0 points in victories over Texas Tech (109-51) and at Texas A&M (72-55). He shot 60 percent (9-of-15) from the floor and made 7-of-8 (.875) free throw attempts. He dished out 10 assists with just one turnover in the two contests. Collins is averaging 14.7 points in his last three games.

Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr., 6-10, 235, Washington, D.C./Notre Dame Prep [Mass.]

Beasley wins his third player honor and 11th on the season overall (3 player, 8 rookie) after Kansas State won two games to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship. He averaged 24.0 points and 11.5 rebounds, while shooting 50.0 percent (17-of-34) from the field. In two games, he connected on 12-of-15 (.800) free throws and also recorded five blocks. In a 78-72 win over Colorado, he scored 33 points to become the first player in school history to score 30 or more points in four consecutive outings. He also broke the Big 12 single-season mark for double-doubles with his 26th in that game.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Fr., 6-4, 200, Monroe, La./Excelsior Christian School

Dunn posted 21.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in the Bears' 1-1 week. The freshman guard had his top performance in a 86-73 road win at Texas Tech, posting a career-high 38 points. The total set a new freshman scoring record at BU and was the highest point output since 1988. Dunn shot 52.4 percent (11-of-21) from the field in two games, including a 7-for-12 (.583) effort from 3-point range. He also made 14-of-15 (.933) shots from the free throw line. Dunn is one of three Baylor players to win weekly honors this season.

2007-08 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards

Player Rookie

Nov. 12 Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr. James Anderson, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.

Nov. 19 Curtis Jerrells, Baylor, G, Jr. Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr.

Nov. 26 A.J. Abrams, Texas, G, Jr. LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Fr.

Dec. 3 Damion James, Texas, G/F, So. Craig Brackins, Iowa State, F, Fr.

James Anderson, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.

Dec. 10 D.J. Augustin, Texas, G, So. Bill Walker, Kansas State, F, Fr.

Dec. 17 Aleks Maric, Nebraska, C, Sr. Ade Dagunduro, Nebraska, G, Jr.

Dec. 26 Kevin Rogers, Baylor, F, Jr. Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr.

Dec. 31 Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, Fr. John Roberson, Texas Tech, G, Fr.

Jan. 7 Darnell Jackson, Kansas, F, Sr. John Roberson, Texas Tech, G, Fr.

D.J. Augustin, Texas, G, So.

Jan. 14 Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr. Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, Fr.

Jan. 21 Wesley Johnson, Iowa State, F, So. Bill Walker, Kansas State, F, Fr.

Jan. 28 Curtis Jerrells, Baylor, G, Jr. Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr.

Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, F, Fr.

Feb. 4 J.T. Tiller, Missouri, G, So. Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr.

Aleks Maric, Nebraska, C, Sr.

Feb. 11 A.J. Abrams, Texas, G, Jr. Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr.

Feb. 18 Byron Eaton, Oklahoma State, G, Jr. Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr.

Feb. 25 D.J. Augustin, Texas, G, So. Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr.

Mar. 3 Kevin Rogers, Baylor, F, Jr. Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr.

Brandon Rush, Kansas, G, Jr.

Mar. 9 Sherron Collins, Kansas, G, So. LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Fr.

Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr.


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