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Originally published January 13, 2014 at 09:19a.m., updated January 13, 2014 at 12:51p.m.

Selden named Big 12’s top newcomer of the week

Freshman also picks up award from Athlon

Kansas guard Wayne Selden puts a shot over Kansas State guard Wesley Iwundu during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas guard Wayne Selden puts a shot over Kansas State guard Wesley Iwundu during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Wayne Selden's turnaround with the start of Big 12 play earned the Kansas University freshman the honor of being named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

A 6-foot-5, 230-pound guard from Roxbury, Mass., Selden helped the Jayhawks start 2-0 in conference play as KU won at Oklahoma, 90-83, and defeated Kansas State, 86-60. 

The freshman guard opened the week with a career-best 24 points, including five three-pointers (the most in a game by a KU player this season), in the win in Norman, Okla. 

Selden then added 20 points and four boards versus the Wildcats, connecting on 7-of-10 shots from the field. For the week, Selden shot 59.3 percent (16-of-27) and 53.3 percent (8-of-15) from beyond the arc, and totaled six rebounds, four assists and two steals.

The Big 12 recognized Selden for the first time this season, but he is the fourth different Jayhawk to win the weekly newcomer award for 2013-14. Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Tarik Black earned the honor earlier this season.

Following his first Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honor, Selden garnered the Athlon National Freshman of the Week award, athlonsports.com announced Monday.

Comments

Jonathan Allison 6 months, 2 weeks ago

He probably should have been the Player of the Week.

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Suzi Marshall 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Marcus Smart had a kick ass week with two double doubles, 24/11 and 22/13 vs Texas and WVa, respectively. Good call by the Big 12.

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Steve Zimmerman 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Agreed 100%. Plus B12 Freshman of the Week.

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Beau Woolsey 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Wiggins should get something for finally dunking the damn ball.

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Dirk Medema 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I thought TK had an article/blog comment regarding leading the team in dunks.

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