Feb 2, 2013; Ames IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones forward Will Clyburn (21) rebounds the basketball against the Baylor Bears in the second half at Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State beat Baylor 79-71. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Will Clyburn Grabs Third Rookie of the Week Award

The way Will Clyburn is currently playing for the Iowa State men’s basketball team, this post will be automatically scheduled each week for the rest of the season.

The senior guard grabs his second straight Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week Award and third of the season, honoring his 21 points and seven rebound averages in the games against Oklahoma State and Baylor last week. He was held away from the boards against the Cowboys, but he had 10 or more rebounds in three of the last four games.

Clyburn now has 24 games in his career where has had 10 or more rebounds. That’s 10 better than any currently player in the Big 12 conference. He also has 15 career double-doubles, six of them with the Cyclones.

His rebounding will be tested against more physical teams inside like Oklahoma and Kansas State, but the rest of his season looks promising if he has 10 rebounds against Baylor’s big men.

Oklahoma State’s freshman guard, Marcus Smart, won the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week. He had 21 points and seven assists against Iowa State and then had 25 en route to his team defeating the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence. It’s the biggest upset in the conference this season, snapping Kansas’ 18-game overall winning streak and 33-game home winning streak.

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