Despite the loss to Texas Tech, Will Clyburn still had his fourth double-double and now has five on the season. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

ISU Basketball: Will Clyburn Receives Big 12 Rookie of the Week

On Monday, Will Clyburn received the Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week Award, the second time he’s received it this season.

Clyburn had a double-double in both games for Iowa State last week, scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to Texas Tech and an astounding 24 points and 10 rebounds in the big upset against Kansas State. He was a big factor in extending the lead for the Cyclones down the stretch against the Wildcats, making smart decisions passing the ball and being the biggest impact on the offensive glass.

The senior guard also hit two of the teams’ 11 3-point shots, always fueling the biggest part of Iowa State’s chance to win these big games.

This is the second time Clyburn has received the award this season. He first received it on December 3rd after scoring 32 points in a 83-62 rout against BYU. Clyburn hit .563 percent from the field, nailed 4-7 3-point shots, and hit 10-11 free throws.

Only Clyburn has won the rookie award as a senior this season in the Big 12. Georges Niang is the other Iowa State player that’s won the award this season back in January 14th.

Also announced was the Big 12’s Player of the Week Award, which went to Pierre Jackson, Baylor’s senior guard. Jackson had 18 points against Oklahoma State and 20 points against TCU, leading his team to three straight victories.

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