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February 22, 2010

Henry named Big 12 Player of the Week

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:

Denis Clemente, Kansas State, Sr., G, 6-1, 180, Bayamon, Puerto Rico/Calusa Prep [Fla.]

Clemente averaged 24.0 points as Kansas State defeated Nebraska (91-87) and won at Oklahoma (83-68). The senior guard shot 53.1 percent (17-of-32) from the floor, including 9-of-19 (.474) from 3-point range. He also hit 83.3 percent (5-of-6) from the free throw line, with nine assists, three rebounds and three steals. He scored more than 20 points in each outing and has done so in four of his last five games.

James Anderson, Oklahoma State, Jr., G, 6-6, 205, Junction City, Ark./Junction City

Anderson scored 20 points in a win at Iowa State (69-64) and followed with a 31-point effort in an 82-75 home victory over No. 22 Baylor. The junior guard averaged 25.5 points and shot 50.0 percent (15-of-30) in two outings, including 60.0 percent (9-of-15) from beyond the arc. He connected on 12-of-17 (.706) free throws, while adding 20 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals. The 30-point game was the ninth of his career, the fifth-best total on the Big 12 all-time list.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:

Xavier Henry, Kansas, Fr., G, 6-6, 220, Oklahoma City, Okla./Putnam City

Henry helped Kansas extended its win streak to 12 with victories at Texas A&M (59-54) and over Colorado (94-74). The freshman guard finished with 18.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, shooting 12-of-25 (.480) from the field. He was 4-of-8 (.500) from 3-point range and made 8-of-11 (.727) from the charity stripe. He had his best performance in conference play with a 24-point effort versus CU and is now averaging 16.8 points in his last four games.


2009-10 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards

Player Rookie
Nov. 16 LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Jr. David Tairu, Texas Tech, G, Jr.
Nov. 23
Craig Brackins, Iowa State, F, Jr. Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.

Nov. 30 Damion James, Texas, G/F, Sr. Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr.
Dec. 7 John Roberson, Texas Tech, G, Jr.
Xavier Henry, Kansas, G, Fr.
Dec. 14 Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, G, Jr. Xavier Henry, Kansas, G, Fr.
Dec. 21 Dexter Pittman, Texas, C, Sr. Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.
Dec. 28 Kim English, Missouri, G, So. Michael Dixon, Missouri, G, Fr.
Jan. 4
LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Jr. Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr.

Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C, Jr.
Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.
Jan. 11
Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr. Avery Bradley, Texas, G, Fr.
Jan. 18 Damion James, Texas, G/F, Sr. Marcus Relphorde, Colorado, G, Jr.
Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.
Jan. 25 James Anderson, Oklahoma State, G, Jr. Marquis Gilstrap, Iowa State, F, Sr.
Feb. 1 Cole Aldrich, Kansas, C, Jr. Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma, G, Fr.
Feb. 8 Denis Clemente, Kansas State, G, Sr. Tommy Mason-Griffin, Oklahoma, G, Fr.
Feb. 15 LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, G, Jr. Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, F, Jr.
Feb. 22 Denis Clemente, Kansas State, G, Sr. Xavier Henry, Kansas, G, Fr.
James Anderson, Oklahoma State, G, Jr.


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