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Monday, March 2, 2009

Collins, Taylor sweep Big 12 awards

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KU's Sherron Collins and Tyshawn Taylor were named this week's Big 12 player and rookie of the week, the Big 12 announced Monday.

Collins was selected as top player for the second straight week after averaging 25.5 points, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals in KU's victories over No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 8 Missouri. Collins' 26 points against OU also tied a career-high. The 5-foot-11 guard made 14 of 28 shots (50 percent) and nine of 14 three-pointers (64.3 percent).

Taylor, meanwhile, averaged 20.5 points in the Jayhawks' two wins. He scored a career-high 26 against OU on 8-for-13 shooting. In his last two games, he has made 13 of 20 field goals (65 percent), four of six threes (66.7 percent) and added nine assists.

Collins has been named Big 12 player of the week three times this year, while Taylor picked up his fourth rookie honor — tying him for fifth-most in Big 12 history.

Comments

Dyrk Dugan 11 years, 3 months ago

Sherron and Tyshawn....has a nice ring to it for another year!! tee he.....way to go guys....great games this week.

Jonathan Allison 11 years, 3 months ago

Sherron has been absolutely huge lately. Isn't that two straight POW's for him? How many straight games over 20 points, four?

Brian Powell 11 years, 3 months ago

I loved TT the first game I watched.. a natural scorer that, if he keeps honing his outside and mid range shots, will be a great (not just good) player in a year or two.

And Sherron's a beast. What more can you say?

crmsnblu 11 years, 3 months ago

did they televise the SHERRON=BEAST sign students held at the game? or the huge pic. there were some great ones at the game, i hope the rest of the world got to see them

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