Originally published January 19, 2009 at 12:20p.m., updated January 19, 2009 at 04:27p.m.
Kansas freshman guard Tyshawn Taylor was named Big 12 rookie of the week, the conference announced Monday.
Taylor averaged 17 points while making 11 of 15 shots (73.3 percent) in helping the Jayhawks to victories over Kansas State and Colorado last week.
Against K-State, Taylor had 20 points, four rebounds and three assists. He made five of eight shots from the floor and also added two steals.
On Saturday, Taylor went 6-for-7 against the Buffaloes, contributing 14 points to go with two assists.
Taylor also won the Big 12's rookie of the week award on Dec. 8 and Dec. 22 of 2008.
The Jayhawks will take on Texas A&M; at 8 p.m. Monday in Allen Fieldhouse.