LAWRENCE, Kan. - Freshman Brandon Rush has been named Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Week for games of Feb. 27 - March 5 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Rush is named top rookie for the third time in 2005-06.
, The Kansas City, Mo., native led the Jayhawks to victories over Colorado
(75-54) and Kansas State
(66-52) last week, as KU earned a share of the Big 12 regular season title with Texas
. The freshman guard averaged 18.5 points and 6.0 rebounds, shooting 44.8 percent from the floor. He also shot 53.8 percent from 3-point range, while recording three assists, two steals and one block. He scored 18 of his career-high 24 points against KSU in the second half. Rush's three rookie selections are the most by a Kansas player in Big 12 history.
His selection also marks the fifth time this season a Kansas player has been named Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week, the most in school history for a season.
The conference's specialty awards were also handed out over the weekend. Voted on by a media panel which covers the league, the Kansas trio of Mario Chalmers, Rush and Julian Wright were named to the All-Freshman Team. Additionally, Chalmers and sophomore Russell Robinson were named to the All-Defense Team.
Story courtesy: KUAC