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Monday, February 15, 2016

Devonté Graham named Big 12 Player of the Week

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) puts a three over Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins (11) during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) puts a three over Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins (11) during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.

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The Big 12 named Devonté Graham its Player of the Week Monday morning, after the sophomore guard from Kansas helped the Jayhawks go 2-0 against top-10 opponents West Virginia and Oklahoma.

Graham put up a career-high 27 points at OU on Saturday, when he shot 8-for-13 from the floor and drained six of his nine three-point attempts.

The second-year guard from Raleigh, N.C., carried KU’s offense late in Norman, Okla., scoring 16 points in the final eight minutes, and he spent much of the game guarding the conference’s likely player of the year, Buddy Hield.

For the week, Graham averaged 18.5 points and 3.5 rebounds and made 57.9 percent of his shot attempts — including a 61.5-percent clip from long distance.

The Jayhawks (21-4 overall, 9-3 Big 12) return to the floor Monday night, to play host to Oklahoma State (12-13, 3-9).

None by Big 12 Conference

Comments

Jay Scott 6 years, 6 months ago

All the Chicken Littles who insist that Graham is a mid major guard who should be permanently benched are strangely quiet. I'm sure they're still wondering why a new point guard hasn't been recruited...

Freddie Garza 6 years, 6 months ago

Early on this season I was questioning Graham's shot selection, but I've never questioned his ability to be a key cog for our team from the day that HCBS signed him. He's got the toughness, he's a right handful to match up with defensively because he's so quick and good with the ball, he's making his shots. And now, if he's going to give that sort of effort defensively as well?

Hey...two thumbs up from me.

Steve Macy 6 years, 6 months ago

A well deserved honor for the baby faced assassin. RCJH

Pius Waldman 6 years, 6 months ago

It looks like Graham might have taken the leadership role and will guide our Jayhawks to not only a conference championship but to do well in the Big Dance.

Richard Clark 6 years, 6 months ago

I've liked Devonte' since he was stolen from App State. Attending Late Night in 2010 made me a Jayhawk fan. Now living in NC. I'm a big Coach Self admirer. The team seems to be peaking at the right time. To win the Conference we must win the rest of the games, at home and on the road. No pressure!! Go Jayhawks!!!

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