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Baylor’s James Akinjo Is Big 12 Men’s Player of Week

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Baylor guard James Akinjo was named the final Big 12 Men’s Player of the Week as the conference prepares for the Big 12 Tournament later this week.

In addition, Oklahoma forward Tanner Groves and Baylor forward Kendall Brown were named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

This is Akinjo’s fourth honor of the year and second as Player of the Week. Brown earned his second recognition Groves his third.

 

Akinjo was part of the Heartland College Sports All-Big 12 Team. Akinjo, Brown and Groves all earned selection to the Big 12 Coaches’ Team.

Akinjo and the Bears won a share of the Big 12 regular-season championship after winning it outright last season. Akinjo averaged  19.5 points, 6.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals as the Bears beat Texas and Iowa State to conclude the season.

Brown had a hand in helping the Bears too, as he averaged 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while recording his third double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Iowa State.

Groves had his second double-double of the season against West Virginia last week, as the Sooners concluded the season with back-to-back wins. Groves had 17 points and 10 rebounds against WVU, and he added 14 points, three assists and four rebounds in a 78-71 victory at K-State.

Big 12 Player of the Week

Nov. 15: Ochai Agbaji, Kansas, G, Sr.

Nov. 22: Taz Sherman, West Virginia, G, Sr.

Nov. 29: Gabe Kalscheur, Iowa State, G, Sr.

Dec. 6: Christian Braun, Kansas, G, Jr.

Dec. 13: Taz Sherman, West Virginia, G, Sr.

Dec. 20: Mike Miles, TCU, G, So.

Dec. 27: Sean McNeil, West Virginia, G, Sr.; Izaiah Brockington, ISU, G, Sr.

Jan. 3: James Akinjo, Baylor, G, Sr.

Jan. 10: Adam Flagler, Baylor, G, Sr.

Jan. 17: Ochai Agbaji, Kansas, G, Sr.

Jan. 24: Ochai Agbaji, Kansas, G, Sr.; Nijel Pack, Kansas State, G, So.

Jan. 31: Izaiah Brockington, Iowa State, G, Sr.

Feb. 7: Nijel Pack, Kansas State, G, So.

Feb. 14: Jalen Wilson, Kansas, F, So.

Feb. 21: Ochai Agbaji, Kansas, G, Sr.; Izaiah Brockington, Iowa State, G, Sr.

Feb. 28: Izaiah Brockington, Iowa State, G, Sr.

March 7: James Akinjo, Baylor, G, Sr.

 

Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

Nov. 15: Tanner Groves, Oklahoma, F, Sr.

Nov. 22: Tre Mitchell, Texas, F, Jr.

Nov. 29: Gabe Kalscheur, Iowa State, G, Sr.

Dec. 6: Tanner Groves, Oklahoma, F, Sr.

Dec. 13: Izaiah Brockington, Iowa State, G, Sr.

Dec. 20: Kendall Brown, Baylor, G, Fr.

Dec. 27: Izaiah Brockington, Iowa State, G, Sr.

Jan. 3: Mark Smith, Kansas State, G, Sr.

Jan. 10: James Akinjo, Baylor, G, Sr.

Jan. 17: Gabe Kalscheur, Iowa State, G, Sr.

Jan. 24: Kevin Obanor, Texas Tech, F, Sr.

Jan. 31: Bryson Williams, Iowa State, F, Sr.

Feb. 7: Damion Baugh, TCU, G, Jr.

Feb. 14: James Akinjo, Baylor, G, Sr.

Feb. 21: Bryson Williams, Iowa State, F, Sr.

Feb. 28: Timmy Allen, Texas, F, Sr.

March 7: Tanner Groves, Oklahoma, F., Sr.; Kendall Brown, Baylor, F, Fr.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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