Kansas forward Jalen Wilson is the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the fourth week of the 2022-23 season.
In addition, Baylor guard Keyonte George and Kansas guard Gradey Dick were named the Big 12 co-newcomer of the week.
This is Wilson’s first weekly honor this season, but the third of his career. Dick collected the newcomer award for the second time this season, while George did so for the first time.
Wilson has five double-doubles this season with his 15 points and 13 rebounds against Seton Hall last week. Wilson’s 21 career double-doubles are tied for 11th on the Kansas career list. He has scored 197 points through his first nine games, which is the second most through nine games in the Bill Self era, trailing only Ochai Agbaji’s 202 set last season.
Wilson leads the Big 12 and is seventh nationally in points per game at 21.9.
Dick tied his season high with six rebounds and set his personal best with three steals while scoring 15 points in Kansas’ win over Texas Southern. He posted 15 points, including 6-for-6 from the free throw line, tied his season high with three assists and had two steals in the victory versus Seton Hall in the Big 12-BIG EAST Battle. His 15.3 ppg leads the Big 12 freshman class.
George averaged 15 points in two contests, highlighted by 18 points to help lift Baylor over No. 14 Gonzaga in the inaugural Peacock Classic. It marked the fourth time this season he has led the Bears in scoring, and his six rebounds were just one off his career high (7). In BU’s first game of the week, George had 12 points against Marquette, marking the sixth time in seven games he scored in double figures.
Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 14: Adam Flagler, Baylor, G, Sr.
Nov. 21: LJ Cryer, BU, G, Jr.
Nov. 28: Markquis Nowell, Kansas State, G, Sr.
Dec. 5: Jalen Wilson, Kansas, F, Sr.
Big 12 Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week
Nov. 14: Keyontae Johnson, K-State, F, Sr.
Nov. 21: Gradey Dick, Kansas, G, Fr.
Nov. 28: Jaren Holmes, Iowa State, G, Sr.
Dec. 5: Keyonte George, Baylor, G, Fr.; Gradey Dick, Kansas, G, Fr.
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