Withey, Rodriguez earn Big 12 honors
Senior Jeff Withey (Kansas) and sophomore Angel Rodriguez (K-State) are the first duo to share Big 12 Player of the Week honors this season, earning the honor for games of February 11-17, the conference office announced.
Rodriguez averaged 19.5 points, 8.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals in 34.5 minutes per game as K-State split two contests. The sophomore connected on 48.1 percent of his shots from the floor, including 42.9 percent from 3-point range. He also made 7-of-9 (.778) from the free throw line. The highlight of the week came against Baylor, as he recorded his first career double-double with 22 points and 10 assists. He has scored in double figures in seven of the last nine games, including 20 points or more twice in the past three outings.
Withey posted 16.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as the Jayhawks recorded wins over K-State and Texas. The senior center shot 47.6 percent from the field and made 80 percent of his free throws while blocking seven shots and grabbing three steals. He had double-doubles in both games, finishing with 17 points and 10 boards versus the Wildcats and following with 15 points and 10 rebounds against UT. It was his eighth and ninth double-doubles of the year. Withey also became the Big 12 career leader in blocked shots with his 265th rejection.