Kansas senior guard Frank Mason III has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week as voted on by a media panel which covers the league, the conference announced Monday. Mason is receiving the honor for the second time in 2016-17, as he also earned the accolade Nov. 16.
In two Kansas victories last week, Mason averaged 24.0 points, including a career-high-tying 30 points in Kansas' 105-62 win against UMKC (12/6). The Petersburg, Virginia, guard led KU with 18 points in the 89-72 win versus Nebraska (12/10). For the week, Mason had 12 assists with no turnovers and shot 69.6 percent from the floor, including 72.7 percent from 3-point range.
Mason has led Kansas in scoring in eight of 10 games this season and ranks second in the Big 12 with 20.8 points per game. He also ranks among the Big 12 leaders in 3-point field goal percentage (second at .548), assists (third at 5.5), field goal percentage (fourth at .587) and 3-pointers made (fourth at 2.3).
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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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