Harrison Co-Big 12 Player of the Week
DALLAS - Sophomore center David Harrison was named Big 12 Co-Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week in a vote of a media panel, the conference office announced Tuesday.
Harrison shares the honor with Texas guard T.J. Ford while Missouri's Ricky Clemons was selected as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week.
The Nashville, Tenn. native averaged 24.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in Colorado's victories over Cal Poly and Stetson. The 7'0" sophomore center recorded his first career triple-double with 31 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 blocked shots in the Buffs 107-74 victory over Stetson last Sunday. It was the first triple-double for CU since 1995 when Chauncey Billups performed the same feat.
For the week Harrison shot 20-for-30 from the field (66.7%), 9-of-12 from the FT line (75.0%) and posted 16 blocks. His 10 blocks against Stetson set the school record for blocks in a game (previous CU best was seven set in 1993) and also broke the school mark for blocks in a (first) half with six. It was also the fifth double-double for Harrison along with setting career-bests in points (31), FG made (13), FG attempts (17), rebounds (17), and defensive rebounds (10) vs. Stetson.
It's the first player of the week honor for Colorado since the 1999-2000 season and second weekly honor for Harrison in as many years as he was named Big 12/Phillips 66 Rookie of the Week last season (Jan. 2).
Ford, a 5'10" sophomore guard, tied his career-high with 22 points on 10-of-19 field goals (2-of-6 three-pointers) and added eight assists and three steals in 35 minutes against Georgia. He recorded nine points on 4-of-11 field goals (1-of-4 threes) and dished 10 assists in 27 minutes against Stephen F. Austin. The Houston, Texas, native is averaging 15.5 points (tied for the team lead), 9.0.
Clemons made the most of his Missouri Tiger debut scoring 25 points and five rebounds in 38 minutes against American last Friday night. The 5'11" junior guard who transferred to Mizzou from the College of Southern Idaho this semester, was 8-of-15 from the field overall and 4-of-9 from 3-point range The Raleigh, N.C., native led the team in field goals, 3-point field goals, points, steals and assists in Missouri's 72-57 win.