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Marcus Carr Named Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of Week

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Texas guard Marcus Carr was named the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the sixth week of the 2022-23 season.

Keyontae Johnson, the Kansas State forward, was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season.

 

This is Carr’s first weekly honor this season and as a member of the Longhorns.

Carr averaged 22.5 points, four assists and three rebounds per game while shooting 51.7 percent (15-of-29) from the floor, including a 46.2 percent (6-of-13) mark from 3-point range.

Carr paced the Longhorns to two wins last week, the same week that the team’s head coach, Chris Beard, was placed on indefinite suspension after his arrest for felony domestic assault. Carr scored eight points in overtime for the Longhorns in their 87-81 win over Rice, while he had a team-high 17 points against Stanford in the Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge, played in Dallas.

Johnson was the Newcomer of the Week for the season’s first full week, and he played an impressive game for the Wildcats in their 71-56 win over Nebraska in Kansas City to improve to 10-1 for the season.

He led all players with 23 points to go with 11 rebounds, a career-tying four steals and two assists in 34 minutes. It was his seventh career double-double of at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, and his second as a Wildcat. He has scored in double figures in all 11 games this season.

 

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.

Dec. 12: Tre Mitchell, West Virginia, F, Sr.

Dec. 19: Marcus Carr, Texas, G, 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.

Dec. 12: Grant Sherfield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.

Dec. 19: Keyontae Johnson, K-State, F, Sr.

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