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Big 12 Conference Wrap-Up

Player of the Year

Buddy Hield – Oklahoma

Big 12 Mid-Season Report

Non Conference MVP

Buddy Hield - Oklahoma

Buddy HieldBuddy HieldThere have been fewer players in the NCAA who’ve made the early season impact Buddy Hield has for the Oklahoma Sooners. Last season’s Big 12 Player of the Year has found a way to improve upon his breakout junior campaign. Hield currently leads the Big 12 in scoring, and is ranked 4th nationally with an elite 24.7 points per game.

Freed Diallo

Player of the Week

Monte Morris – Iowa State

Iowa State’s steady handed point guard, Monte Morris, has been a staple among the NCAA ranks in terms of taking care of the ball since he burst on to the scene in 2013. His care with the ball has always been among the forefront of his abilities, but over the year’s he’s slowly improved nearly every aspect of his game.

Yeah Buddy!

Player of the Week

Buddy Hield – Oklahoma


Player of the Week

Georges Niang - Iowa State

Georges NiangGeorges NiangFor the first time in the Hoiberg era, Iowa State has strung together two consecutive road wins during conference play. Leading the charge for the Cyclones is junior forward, Georges Niang. As well balanced as always, Niang was a box score filler as Iowa State knocked off Oklahoma State and Texas on the road this week.

Inside Man

Player of the Week

Cliff Alexander - Kansas

Surging Frosh

Player of the Week

Kelly Oubre - Kansas

Kelly OubreKelly OubreThe evolution of Kelly Oubre hasn’t been without it’s bumps in the road, but as the freshman swingman has elevated game during Big 12 play, his growth has been really fun to watch. This past week, Kelly scored in double figures in three straight games which was capped by a 19 point outburst in one of this week’s Big Monday games versus fellow Big 12 heavyweight, Oklahoma.

Back in the Groove

Player of the Week

Marcus Foster - Kansas State

Impact Transfer

Player of the Week

TaShawn Thomas - Oklahoma

TaShawn ThomasTaShawn ThomasAs the Oklahoma Sooners emphatically opened up their Big 12 season, it was TaShawn Thomas’ presence down low that proved again to be the major element that OU was lacking a season ago.

I Can See For Myles

Player of the Week

Myles Turner - Texas

Myles TurnerMyles TurnerIn a slow week for conference action, Texas’ freshman sensation, Myles Turner, attracted most of the Big 12 spotlight by making his first career start Monday night against Rice. After a tough overtime loss against Stanford earlier in the week, Rick Barnes made the decision to start Turner after continued energetic play by him, and continued struggles from junior big man, Cameron Ridley.

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