Collins wins Big 12 player of the week

Monday, January 5, 2009

Kansas University guard Sherron Collins was named the Big 12 player of the week, the conference announced Monday.

The junior guard contributed a career-high 26 points to go with nine assists and five rebounds in KU's 92-85 victory over No. 14 Tennessee on Saturday.

In KU's two wins last week, Collins averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds.

Collins has been the Jayhawks' leading scorer in 10 of 13 contests this year. He also won Big 12 player of the week on March 9, 2008.