Player of the Week
Travis Releford, Kansas
Releford is without a doubt the hottest player in the conference right now. He’s scored in double-figures in nine straight games, and he hasn’t shot under 50% in a game since November 15th. His shooting percentages have been downright insane this year, hitting over 60% from the field as a wing. He’s 2nd in free throw percentage and third in three point percentage in the conference as well.
Adrick McKinney, TCU
McKinney has been on a roll as of late averaging a double-double over his last five games (10.4 ppg 11.4 rpg) and has been very efficient in doing so, as he’s shooting a remarkable 14.8% better from the floor then he was last year. The senior even notched his first career 20 rebound game just earlier this month. With his play on the rise as well Garlon Green, TCU may be one of the teams to watch out for once the Big 12 conference schedule begins.
HM: Johnathan Holmes, Amath Mbaye
LeBryan Nash Oklahoma State
It looks like after a hot start things are falling back down to earth for Nash who dealt with consistency and decision making last season, both of which seem to have reared their ugly faces once again. In his last three games he has scored in double figures once (10 points against Texas-Arlington), and all around his numbers have dropped in every category. He was a complete non-factor in their one point loss to Gonzaga and if things don’t turn around he could see a reduction in minutes.
HM: Jordan Tolbert, Percy Gibson
Top 5 Games this Week
1. #22 Oklahoma State vs. #25 Kansas State (1:30 ET, Saturday)
2. #6 Kansas vs. Temple (4:30 ET, Sunday)
3. Iowa State vs. #6 Kansas (7:00 ET, Wednesday)
4. TCU vs. #22 Oklahoma State (8:00 ET, Wednesday)
5. Texas vs. Baylor (2:00 ET, Saturday)