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Big 12 Blog | David Ray

Tue, 01/28/2014
Player of the Week Andrew Wiggins - Kansas Andrew WigginsIt has taken to the end of January for Andrew Wiggins to make his first appearance as player of the week, but Kansas’ freshman swingman strung together a pair of great games in wins over #24 Baylor and TCU week. Wiggins capped his week...
Fri, 01/24/2014
Player of the Week Naadir Tharpe - Kansas Naadir TharpeGuard play, outside shooting, and consistency at the point guard position have been constant criticisms throughout Kansas’ 2013-2014 season. This week KU point guard Naadir Tharpe caught fire and seemingly directly addressed all of these...
Tue, 01/14/2014
Player of the Week Marcus Smart - Oklahoma State Marcus SmartWith his fellow conference point guards DeAndre Kane and Juwan State, getting a lot of attention lately for their well rounded play, the Big 12’s resident star point guard was not about to let himself be overshadowed. Marcus Smart...
Wed, 01/08/2014
Player of the Week Marcus Foster - Kansas State Marcus FosterAfter a rough start, the Kansas State Wildcats have been on a tear as of late. They knocked off #21 Gonzaga in late December, and #6 Oklahoma State was their next ranked victim last Saturday afternoon. Freshman guard Marcus Foster has...
Thu, 01/02/2014
Player of the Week DeAndre Kane - Iowa State DeAndre KaneThis week as the Iowa State Cyclones won the Diamond Head Classic, it was senior guard, DeAndre Kane, coming up big and taking home tournament MVP honors. Kane was huge in the championship game against Boise State, scoring 23 points, and...
Wed, 12/25/2013
Player of the Week Joel Embiid - Kansas Joel EmbiidSince the beginning of the season, very few, if any, collegiate players have improved as much as Joel Embiid. This past week was just another example of how rapid Embiid is making strides. Joel has put up 17.5 ppg 7 rpg 2.5 bpg and 2.5 spg in his...
Mon, 12/16/2013
Player of the Week LeBryan Nash - Oklahoma State LeBryan NashSince entering college with extremely high expectations, Nash has struggled a bit to figure out how to use his athletic gifts to their full potential. He's been rather "spacey", yet, he's beginning to show signs of putting...
Thu, 12/12/2013
Player of the Week Melvin Ejim - Iowa State Melvin Ejim / Photo: CycloneFanatic.comThe Iowa State Cyclones remain the Big 12’s only undefeated team, and Melvin Ejim’s performance Saturday is a major reason why their record remains unblemished. Finding themselves down 18 points to...
Mon, 12/02/2013
Player of the Week Cameron Clark - Oklahoma Cameron ClarkAfter waiting three years to play a scoring role, senior guard, Cameron Clark has been on quite a tear for the 5-1 Oklahoma Sooners. After going for 20 points and 9 rebounds against Seton Hall, Clark exploded for 32 points and 7 rebounds...
Sat, 11/30/2013
Joel Embiid Photo: KUSports.comPlayer of the Week Joel Embiid - Kansas This week's POW is being graded on a curve as Smart's 39 point effort really should have sealed the award. Embiid gets the nod based on buzz from the scouting contingent and the fact that his game is progressing so quickly. The...