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Relphorde Named Big 12 Co-Rookie of the Week

Jan 18, 2010

IRVING, Texas - University of Colorado junior-transfer Marcus Relphorde was named co-Big 12/Phillips 66 Rookie of the Week for games of Jan. 11-17 in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference.

Relphorde joins Marquis Gilstrap (Iowa State) as co-conference rookie player of the week, while Damion James (Texas) was named conference player of the week.

This is Relphorde's first rookie of the week honor and first Colorado player to earn the award since Dec. 27, 2004 when Richard Roby earned rookie of the week accolades.

Relphorde helped the Buffaloes to a 1-1 week against two nationally ranked opponents. He started with 17 points and seven rebounds as CU topped No. 22 Baylor, 78-71. The junior guard then chipped in 18 points and three boards as Buffs dropped an 87-81 decision to No. 12 Kansas State.

In two outings, he averaged 17.5 points and 5.0 rebounds, and shot 57.9 percent (11-of-19) from the field. He also made 4-of-7 (57.1) from 3-point range while adding three assists and two steals.

Overall in three Big 12 Conference games, Relphorde ranks first on the Buffs in three-point percentage (53.8) and three-pointers made with seven. He also ranks second on the team in points per game (19.7 ppg.), rebounding (5.0 rpg.) and field goal percentage (59.4).

Colorado travels this week to Oklahoma State (Wednesday, Jan. 20) and Texas A&M (Saturday, Jan. 23).