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Monday, February 22, 2010

Xavier Henry earns Big 12 newcomer of the week

Kansas forward Xavier Henry is fouled by Colorado forward Casey Crawford on his way to the bucket during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Xavier Henry is fouled by Colorado forward Casey Crawford on his way to the bucket during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Kansas freshman Xavier Henry was selected as the Big 12 newcomer of the week, the conference announced Monday.

Henry, a 6-foot-6 guard from Oklahoma City, Okla., averaged 18 points and six rebounds in the Jayhawks' victories over Texas A&M; and Colorado last week. He made 12 of 25 shots from the floor (48 percent), was 4-for-8 from three-point range (50 percent) and hit eight of 11 free throws (72.7 percent).

Henry is averaging 16.8 points in KU's last four games.

Henry has won Big 12 newcomer of the week three times this season, as he also took the honor on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.

Kansas State's Denis Clemente and Oklahoma State's James Anderson were selected as the Big 12 co-players of the week.

Comments

John Boyle 7 years, 4 months ago

You gotta love the Big 12. All league and players of the week are always about scoring and sometimes rebounds with no regard to defense or assists or any of the other numerous things that are just as important as scoring.

oldalum 7 years, 4 months ago

That's the way everyone is. Have you ever seen a network award a "Player of the Game" to anyone other than the top scorers for both teams? It's the same for Player of the Year. No one ever recognizes the guys who make it possible for the winners to make all those points.

KGphoto 7 years, 4 months ago

Yeah JayhawkJohn and oldalum, but X passed the eye test on Saturday. I know the "eye test" is a rising cliche', but it's a good one. Besides, you didn't bother to mention who would've beat him out for the distinction.

Picking a winner is almost as much fun as crowning a winner. Almost. And until we get to crown one, we're all just pointing around anyway.

Good job X. Who's next?

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