In what’s becoming a bit of a Monday routine for Kansas forward Dedric Lawson, the redshirt junior picked up his seventh weekly award from the Big 12.
Lawson’s double-doubles against Iowa State and Kentucky led to him being voted as co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, along with Baylor’s Makai Mason, the conference announced Monday.
Lawson’s 29 points and season-high 15 rebounds keyed KU’s home win over Iowa State, and he followed that up with 20 points and another 15-rebound effort in the Jayhawks’ Saturday night loss at Kentucky.
For the week, the redshirt junior, who transferred from Memphis, shot 57.1 percent from the floor and hit 4 of 5 3-pointers.
Mason averaged 21 points and 4.0 assists as Baylor (13-6 overall, 4-2 Big 12) extended its winning streak to four games. Mason’s 29 points at West Virginia were the most by a Bear this season, and he extended his double-figure scoring streak to 11 games with 13 points against Alabama.
Lawson, whose 14 double-doubles lead the conference, earned the Big 12’s newcomer award for the fourth time this season. He also has been named the league’s player of the week on there other occasions.
Kansas (16-4 overall, 5-2 Big 12) plays at Texas (11-9, 3-4) at 6 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN.