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KJ Adams Named Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of Week

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Kansas forward KJ Adams was named the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the 10th week of the 2022-23 season.

Texas guard Sir’Jabari Rice was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

 

Adams and Rice won their first Big 12 weekly honors. Kansas is No. 2 in the country, while Texas is No. 7.

Adams scored a career-high 22 points in the Jayhawks’ comeback win over Oklahoma, 79-75, on Tuesday. He also had six rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal. It was the first 20-point game of his career.

On Saturday in Kansas’ 62-60 win over Iowa State, he made the game-winning shot with 10 seconds left, capping a 15-point game. He also had six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot. Adams averaged 18.5 points and 6.0 rebounds for the week.

Last week Rice averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists off the bench last week. In a 79-75 win over TCU on Wednesday, Rice scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds. All 15 points came in the second half.

In the Longhorns’ 72-70 win over Texas Tech on Saturday, he scored 18 points, dished out four assists, along with two rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

 

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.

Dec. 27: Emanuel Miller, TCU, F, Sr.

Jan. 2: Marcus Carr, Texas, G, Sr.

Jan. 9: Markquis Nowell, Kansas State, G, Sr.

Jan. 16: KJ Adams, Kansas, F, So.

 

Big 12 Men’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week

Nov. 14: Keyontae Johnson, Kansas 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, Kansas State, F, Sr.

Dec. 27: Nae’Qwan Tomlin, Kansas State, F, Jr. and Grant Sherfield, Oklahoma, G, Sr.

Jan. 2: Keyonte George, Baylor, G, Fr.

Jan. 9: Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State, F, Sr.

Jan. 16: Sir’Jabari Rice, Texas, G, Sr.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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