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Big 12 Blog | David Ray

Wed, 11/20/2013
Player of the Week Perry ElllisPerry Ellis, Kansas The always fashionable Perry Ellis’ early 2013-14 collegiate campaign is the epitome of a hot start. Ellis was Kansas’ leading scorer in their victory over #4 ranked Duke last Tuesday, and through his first two games is averaging 18...
Fri, 03/15/2013
Player of the Week Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Marcus SmartSmart was the key factor in two big wins this past week against Baylor and Kansas State. Over his past 3 games he’s averaged 22 ppg 6.3 rpg and getting to the free throw line at a rate of 10 times per game. He’s also played...
Sat, 03/09/2013
Player of the Week Ben McLemore, Kansas Ben McLemoreWhat a shock to see McLemore as player of the week again. McLemore had another outing that just wowed everyone in attendance when he scored 36 points in 12/15 shooting last week against West Virginia. He seems to disappear every other week or so,...
Fri, 03/01/2013
Player of the Week Myck Kabongo, Texas Myck KabongoIt’s a shame he didn’t get to start the season with the Horns because his arrival has made them a much more formidable opponent. In his last two games he’s shooting near 70% from the field and averaging 27.5 ppg along with 7 rpg...
Thu, 02/21/2013
Player of the Week Jeff Withey, Kansas Jeff WitheyAfter the three game losing stretch that really caught the nation off-guard, Kansas is back to where they were with three straight wins (two over top 15 teams) and Withey is a huge part of that. He’s had a double-double in all three games. He...
Sat, 02/16/2013
Player of the Week Ben McLemore, Kansas Ben McLemoreAfter three consecutive conference losses after staring 7-0 in Big 12 play it looked like Kansas was actually in danger of losing the top spot in the conference. Whoever won between them and #10 Kansas State would be in 1st place in the conference...
Thu, 02/07/2013
Player of the Week Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Marcus SmartSmart posted his 2nd dominating performance of the season against great competition. He went for 25 pts 9 reb 3 ast and 5 steals and was a huge part of ending Kansas’ 33 game home win streak, and was also their first loss in...
Fri, 02/01/2013
Player of the Week Jeff Withey Jeff WitheyIt wasn’t a week where Withey put up a triple-double (or a double-double for that matter) or even had a big scoring output. In fact, it was essentially just a typical week for Withey. But with no true standouts, Withey’s average is still better...
Wed, 01/23/2013
Player of the Week Romero Osby, Oklahoma Romero OsbyIn his first season at Oklahoma last season, he ended the season on fire, scoring no less than 9 points in his last 17 games, including 3 double-doubles. It seems as though Osby is about to do it again this year with his current stretch of great...
Wed, 01/16/2013
Player of the Week Ben McLemore, Kansas Ben McLemoreWhile he didn’t play his best in the 2nd of his three games since the last update, his others two games made up for it. In a huge game against Iowa State in which the Jayhawks trailed for nearly the entire game, McLemore played the role of...