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Monday, February 23, 2009

Collins named Big 12 player of the week

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Kansas University junior guard Sherron Collins was named the Big 12 Player of the week, it was announced today.

Collins averaged 22.0 points while Kansas improved its league record to 11-1 with victories over Iowa State (72-55) and Nebraska (70-53) last week.

The Chicago native shot 58.6 percent (17-of-29) from the field, including 60 percent (6-of-10) from three-point range. He also had 10 assists with no turnovers, while recording two rebounds and two steals in each contest.

It was the second time this year he has posted consecutive 20-point outings and the eighth time overall he has had 20 points or more in a game.

Oklahoma State sophomore James Anderson was also named Big 12 player of the week, along with Collins.

Anderson averaged 22 points in his last two outings, connecting on 12-of-28 (.429) shots from the floor. Anderson has scored in double figures in five straight games, including 20 points or more in the last four contests.

Oklahoma guard Willie Warren was named Big 12 rookie of the week.

The freshman guard scored a game-high 27 points on 10-of-20 shooting against Texas on Saturday, including 6-of-12 from three-point range. Warren is the top-scoring freshman in the Big 12 with 15.4 points per game. The seven rookie honors this season is the second-most in Big 12 history, one less than the record set by Kansas State’s Michael Beasley a year ago.

Comments

PAHAWK1 10 years, 12 months ago

Congratulations, SC. Go get the Sooners.

LAJayhawk 10 years, 12 months ago

Thoroughly deserved, no question. Collins has played some fantastic basketball. And I've made this point several times already, but, hey, why not one more: he should have had more than 10 assists in those two games. Several of his beautiful passes to wide open guys were blown (missed shot, fumbled the pass, etc). Regardless, he's playing some great ball right now.

kvskubball 10 years, 12 months ago

He definitely deserves the honor. Zero turnovers in two games is awesome, and he has shot the ball very well. His decision-making has been extremely good the last two games. He's a very good guard even when his decision making is not great. When he makes great decisions, I think he is one of the best guards in the country!

Congratulations Sherron! Now let's go take the wheels off of the Boomer Sooners!

Rock Chalk!

onlylookin2score 10 years, 12 months ago

If SC doesn't deserve to be named a first team all-american gaurd, I'm a four faced polar flamingo. This team has how many wins?? Has how many returning starters from a Championship team?? Has how many Freshmen and inexperienced Sophomores starting??... I'm sorry, how many wins? How many times have you seen SC out of position defensively?? Have you ever seen a point guard of Bill Self's in his doghouse so little in one season?? And on that note is there a better coach in the league?? Region?? My point being that Collins makes very very few mistakes for a coach who has a National Reputation for making kids sweat mistakes..... One more question, how many points should that 3 pointer Collins in the second half of the Neb. game with 0 left on the shot clock really have been worth. Non-clutch play of the year in my opinon. ROCKEM CHALKEM & HAWKEM

LAJayhawk 10 years, 12 months ago

onlylookin2score,

22, 0, 3.5 (depends on the lineup and Cole is sort of half-experienced), 22, hmmmm... maybe 5... I really have no idea, no, no, no, and finally 3 but I get your point :)

Sorry, answering those questions just sounded like fun. Nice post.

Rock Chalk.

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