Kansas guard Travis Releford (24) and Michigan State guard Gary Harris (14) chase down a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Kansas’ Travis Releford Named Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week
IRVING, Texas – Kansas senior guard Travis Releford has been selected as the men’s basketball Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week for games from Nov. 19-25. The weekly honor is voted on by a media panel which covers the conference.
Releford led No. 12/11 Kansas to wins over Washington State (78-41) and Saint Louis (73-59) en route to the championship of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. A 6-foot-6, 210-pound from Kansas City, Mo., Releford averaged 20.0 points and shot 65.0 percent from the field before being named the CBE Classic Most Valuable Player. He also connected on 60.0 percent from three-point range while making 8-of-9 (.889) from the free throw line. Releford is third for the Jayhawks in scoring this season with 11.8 points per game.
It is the second career Big 12 Player of the Week honor for Releford, who received the honor last January. It is the first league weekly accolade for KU this season.
Kansas (4-1) plays host to San Jose State (2-2) tonight (Monday) at 8 p.m. (Central) on ESPNU.