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January 17, 2011Marcus Morris (Kansas) and Perry Jones (Baylor) have been chosen as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for games of January 10-16 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference. It is the second weekly honor for both student-athletes this season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Marcus Morris, Kansas, Jr., F, 6-9, 235, Philadelphia, Pa./Prep Charter/APEX Academy [N.J.]
Morris led Kansas to a 2-0 start in Big 12 play with victories at Iowa State (84-79) and versus Nebraska (63-60). The junior forward averaged 24.5 points and 12.0 rebounds, while shooting 70.8 percent from the field. He began the week with a career-highs of 33 points and 13 rebounds at ISU, connecting on 11-of-15 field goals. He then helped KU rebound from a 10-point second half deficit with 16 points and 11 boards on 6-of-9 shooting against the Huskers. Thirteen of his points in that game came after halftime. Morris has four double-doubles this season and last week also surpassed the 1,000-point scoring plateau for his career.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Perry Jones III, Baylor, Fr., F, 6-11, 235, Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville
Jones averaged 17.5 points and 6.0 rebounds as Baylor defeated Oklahoma (74-61) before dropping a 72-57 decision at Iowa State. The freshman forward started with a career-best 25 points to go along with seven rebounds against the Sooners, converting 10-of-13 field goals. He later added 10 points and five boards in the loss at Iowa State. He shot 68.2 percent (15-of-22) for the week and made 5-of-8 (.625) from the free throw line. Jones also had three blocks and one assist. He ranks second on the team in scoring (13.1 ppg) and third in rebounds (7.3 rpg), with his scoring total first among all Big 12 freshmen.
2010-11 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards:
Date Player Rookie
Nov. 15 Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So. Jake Anderson, Iowa State, G, Sr.
Nov. 22 Jordan Hamilton, Texas, G/F, So. Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, Fr.
Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, F, Fr.
Nov. 29 Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr. Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Jr.
Dec. 6 Marcus Denmon, Missouri, G, Jr. Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Jr.
Dec. 13 Marshall Moses, Oklahoma State, F, Sr. Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, F, Fr.
Dec. 20 Khris Middleton, Texas A&M, F, So. Josh Selby, Kansas, G, Fr.
Dec. 27 Markieff Morris, Kansas, F, Jr. Tristan Thompson, Texas, F, Fr.
Jan. 3 Marcus Denmon, Missouri, G, Jr. Matt Pressey, Missouri, G, Jr.
Jan. 10 Alec Burks, Colorado, G, So. J?-Paul Olukemi, Oklahoma State, G/F, So.
Jan. 17 Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr. Perry Jones III, Baylor, F, Fr.