K-State Basketball Sweeps Big 12 Weekly Honors
Keyontae Johnson and Markquis Nowell have been one of the best duos in the country this season and with another week of stellar play, the pair has swept the weekly honors in the Big 12 conference.
Keyontae Johnson earns the title of Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for the fifth time this season following 21.0 PPG on 60% shooting in the pair of games while Nowell earned his seventh career weekly honor after averaging nearly a double-double in the same stretch with 18.0 PPG and 9.0 APG.
Johnson and Nowell combines for a ridiculous 78 points, 13 rebounds and 23 assists in the two game stretch which marks the second time this season that the pair has swept the weekly awards.
Markquis Nowell is currently averaging 17 points on 37.9% shooting including 34% from 3-point range, and 89.1% from the free throw line as well as leading the conference in assists per game with 7.6 assists. Nowell is also snagging 3.5 RPG and 2.3 SPG in 36.4 minutes per game this season. Nowell ranks first or second in 14 total statistical categories in the Big 12, and is making a real case for Big 12 Player of the Year honors.
Johnson is currently leading the Wildcats with 17.6 PPG on 52% shooting from the field, including an impressive 41.9% from 3-point range, and 72.5% from the free throw line. Similar to Nowell, Johnson has found himself among the league leaders in the Big 12 conference with 7.1 RPG and 2.2 APG. Johnson is one of only two players to rank in the top five in conference scoring and rebounding both in overall and league-only games.
The Wildcats have two games remaining starting with Oklahoma in the Wildcats last home game of the season on Wednesday night where it will be Senior Night for Johnson and Nowell, along with seven others, going through a pregame ceremony.