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Big 12 Blog | David Ray

Thu, 01/02/2014
Player of the Week DeAndre Kane - Iowa State DeAndre KaneThis week as the Iowa State Cyclones won the Diamond Head Classic, it was senior guard, DeAndre Kane, coming up big and taking home tournament MVP honors. Kane was huge in the championship game against Boise State, scoring 23 points, and...
Wed, 12/25/2013
Player of the Week Joel Embiid - Kansas Joel EmbiidSince the beginning of the season, very few, if any, collegiate players have improved as much as Joel Embiid. This past week was just another example of how rapid Embiid is making strides. Joel has put up 17.5 ppg 7 rpg 2.5 bpg and 2.5 spg in his...
Mon, 12/16/2013
Player of the Week LeBryan Nash - Oklahoma State LeBryan NashSince entering college with extremely high expectations, Nash has struggled a bit to figure out how to use his athletic gifts to their full potential. He's been rather "spacey", yet, he's beginning to show signs of putting...
Thu, 12/12/2013
Player of the Week Melvin Ejim - Iowa State Melvin Ejim / Photo: CycloneFanatic.comThe Iowa State Cyclones remain the Big 12’s only undefeated team, and Melvin Ejim’s performance Saturday is a major reason why their record remains unblemished. Finding themselves down 18 points to...
Mon, 12/02/2013
Player of the Week Cameron Clark - Oklahoma Cameron ClarkAfter waiting three years to play a scoring role, senior guard, Cameron Clark has been on quite a tear for the 5-1 Oklahoma Sooners. After going for 20 points and 9 rebounds against Seton Hall, Clark exploded for 32 points and 7 rebounds...
Sat, 11/30/2013
Joel Embiid Photo: KUSports.comPlayer of the Week Joel Embiid - Kansas This week's POW is being graded on a curve as Smart's 39 point effort really should have sealed the award. Embiid gets the nod based on buzz from the scouting contingent and the fact that his game is progressing so quickly. The...
Wed, 11/20/2013
Player of the Week Perry ElllisPerry Ellis, Kansas The always fashionable Perry Ellis’ early 2013-14 collegiate campaign is the epitome of a hot start. Ellis was Kansas’ leading scorer in their victory over #4 ranked Duke last Tuesday, and through his first two games is averaging 18...
Fri, 03/15/2013
Player of the Week Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Marcus SmartSmart was the key factor in two big wins this past week against Baylor and Kansas State. Over his past 3 games he’s averaged 22 ppg 6.3 rpg and getting to the free throw line at a rate of 10 times per game. He’s also played...
Sat, 03/09/2013
Player of the Week Ben McLemore, Kansas Ben McLemoreWhat a shock to see McLemore as player of the week again. McLemore had another outing that just wowed everyone in attendance when he scored 36 points in 12/15 shooting last week against West Virginia. He seems to disappear every other week or so,...
Fri, 03/01/2013
Player of the Week Myck Kabongo, Texas Myck KabongoIt’s a shame he didn’t get to start the season with the Horns because his arrival has made them a much more formidable opponent. In his last two games he’s shooting near 70% from the field and averaging 27.5 ppg along with 7 rpg...