For the second week in a row, Kansas freshman guard Josh Jackson has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Jackson was chosen for the honor by a media panel which covers Big 12 men's basketball.
Named the Most Valuable Player of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, Jackson averaged 17.0 points and 7.3 rebounds as Kansas posted a 3-0 record last week with wins against UAB (11/21), Georgia (11/22) and UNC Asheville (11/25). The Detroit native made 51.4 percent of his field goals while adding four blocked shots.
In the two games at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic championship in Kansas City, Missouri, Jackson averaged 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds, including his first double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds in Kansas' 65-54 win against Georgia.
For the season, Jackson leads Kansas with 5.8 rebounds per game while scoring 14.3 points per contest. He also has a team best seven blocked shots.
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ESPN is coming to New Castle Fieldhouse in December for a high school basketball showcase featuring two of the state’s top players.
Defending Class 4A state champion New Albany will play LaLumiere on Dec. 15 at New Castle as part of a doubleheader televised on either ESPN or ESPN2. New Albany, ranked No. 18 nationally by ESPN, is led by junior star Romeo Langford. LaLumiere, ranked No. 1 by ESPN, is led by former Park Tudor standout and Michigan State recruit Jaren Jackson Jr.
The game will tip off at 7 p.m.
The second game of the doubleheader will match up No. 3 Sierra Canyon (Calif.) vs. No. 2 Oak Hill Academy. Sierra Canyon is led by junior Marvin Bagley Jr., while Oak Hill has top seniors Billy Preston, Matt Coleman and Lindell Wigginton. It will also be televised by ESPN or ESPN2.
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