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Avery Anderson III is Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of Week

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Oklahoma State guard Avery Anderson III was named the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the 11th week of the 2022-23 season.

Kansas State forward Keyontae Johnson was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

 

Anderson won his first Big 12 weekly honor of the season and his career. Johnson won a Big 12 weekly award for the fourth time this season.

Anderson averaged 16 points and five assists in Oklahoma State’s wins over Oklahoma and No. 12 Iowa State. He helped OSU erase a 16-point deficit against the Cyclones on Saturday with 18 points, five assists, and three rebounds in the 61-59 victory. Last Wednesday against OU, Anderson had five assists, a steal, and 14 points as the Cowboys pulled away in the second half for a 72-56 win.

Johnson averaged 19.5 points and 9.5 boards in Kansas State’s 83-82 overtime win over then-No. 2 Kansas and a 68-58 victory over Texas Tech.

His lob dunk from fellow senior Markquis Nowell with 25 seconds left in overtime proved to be the game-winner over the Jayhawks.

The win snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Wildcats’ rival. Johnson tied the team lead with 24 points to go with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block. It was his 14th career 20-point game, including his sixth at K-State.

He collected his 16th career double-double, including his third this season, with his 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds to go with three assists and a steal against the Red Raiders.

 

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.

Jan. 23: Avery Anderson, Oklahoma State, G, Sr.

 

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.

Jan. 23: Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State, F, Sr.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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