Kansas freshman Josh Jackson has added a new accolade to his growing list.
The 6-foot-8 guard from Detroit, who ranks second on the team in scoring through the first 12 games of the 2016-17 season, on Tuesday was named the Big 12 player of the week for his role in helping the Jayhawks roll over UNLV in Las Vegas last Thursday night.
Jackson scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting and added nine rebounds and two blocked shots.
Already a two-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honoree this season, Jackson is the first Jayhawk to be selected as both player and newcomer of the week in the same season since Ben McLemore in 2012-13.
Jackson joins senior guard Frank Mason III in receiving Big 12 Player of the Week honors this season. Mason already has earned the accolade twice (Nov. 16 and Dec. 12).
Jackson leads all Big 12 freshmen with 15.6 points per game so far and has led KU in scoring in each of the last two games and three times overall this season. Jackson's 6.5 rebounds per game average is first on the KU team and ninth in the Big 12.
No. 3 Kansas (11-1) on Friday will travel to TCU (11-1) in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN2.