Pierre Jackson Wins the StatSheet Big 12 Player of the Week - February 25th, 2013

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Pierre Jackson has been chosen as the StatSheet Big 12 Player of the Week for the week ending February 25th. StatSheet's Big 12 Freshman of the Week goes to Josh Gray from Texas Tech. And last but certainly not least, Iowa State's Tyrus McGee takes home StatSheet's Big 12 6th Man of the Week.

Jackson topped the Big 12 in scoring (29.0 pts per game) and assists (8.0 per game). He also tallied great stats in rebounding (4 per game), shooting (50%), and three pointers (3 per game). The Baylor senior played well for the Bears in losses to Iowa State and Oklahoma.

Jackson led all scoring for the Bears with 30 points while adding 8 assists in an 87-82 loss to Iowa State. He followed that up with a team-leading 28 points plus an additional 8 assists in a 90-76 loss to Oklahoma.

This is the second StatSheet Big 12 Player of the Week honor for Pierre Jackson. The runner-up this week is Markel Brown, a junior from Oklahoma State. Honorable mention goes to sophomore Michael Cobbins from Oklahoma State.

StatSheet Big 12 Freshman of the Week: Texas Tech's Josh Gray

Josh Gray averaged 34 minutes while starting both games for Texas Tech. He led all Big 12 freshmen in both scoring (23.0 pts per game) and assists (4.5 per game). In an 86-71 loss to Oklahoma, Gray topped the Red Raiders in scoring with 26 points and tossed in 5 assists. Following that in an 86-66 loss to Iowa State, he led scoring with 20 points plus 4 assists.

This is the first StatSheet Big 12 Freshman of the Week award for Josh Gray. The runner-up is Marcus Smart from Oklahoma State. Ben McLemore from Kansas takes honorable mention. The highest ranking freshman from Baylor was Isaiah Austin who finished 5th.

StatSheet Big 12 6th Man of the Week: Iowa State's Tyrus McGee

Senior Tyrus McGee, a 6-2 guard, played an average of 28 minutes over two games for the Cyclones. In a close 87-82 win against Baylor, McGee led all Cyclones in scoring with 22 points and contributed 3 steals. During a strong 86-66 win against Texas Tech, he racked up 7 rebounds and 71% shooting.

This makes 3 times that Tyrus McGee has won the StatSheet Big 12 6th Man of the Week award this season. Jaye Crockett, a junior forward from Texas Tech, is runner up. Aaric Murray, a junior center from West Virginia, receives honorable mention. Including this week, Baylor has 3 StatSheet Big 12 Player of the Week wins this season.

Weekly Leaders

  • Scoring: Pierre Jackson, Baylor: 29 PPG
  • Rebounding: Melvin Ejim, Iowa State: 12.5 RPG
  • Assists: Pierre Jackson, Baylor: 8 APG
  • Blocked Shots: Jeff Withey, Kansas: 3.5 BPG
  • Free Throws: Sam Grooms, Oklahoma: 9.5 PPG
  • Three Pointers: Steven Pledger, Oklahoma: 4.5 TPG
  • Steals: Josh Gray, Texas Tech: 3 SPG

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1 Kansas 25-10 14-4
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