Apparently the Big 12 is just too easy for Iowa State basketball superstar DeAndre Kane, who wins his second straight weekly conference award.
Jan 4, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Randy Onwuasor (1) guards Iowa State Cyclones guard DeAndre Kane (50) in the second half at United Spirit Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Kane is the Big 12 player of the week, getting the first honor of the 2014 calendar year. It’s his second player of the week award and fourth overall weekly conference award.
Here’s the write-up of why Kane won the award in the Big 12 press release:
"Kane helped Iowa State tie a school record with its 13th consecutive win as the Cyclones defeated Northern Illinois (99-63) and won at Texas Tech (73-62). The senior guard opened the week by narrowly missing a triple-double when he finished with 16 points, a season-high 12 assists and eight rebounds against NIU. He followed that with 15 points, six assists and two boards in the victory in Lubbock."
An Iowa State player has now won a weekly award in seven of the first nine weeks of the season. Kane’s second award was easily deserved as he overachieved in all areas of the game.
If this is a sign for things to come for the Cyclones, fans better take in every game that Kane will be playing as a member of this team. He’s a phenomenal player is becoming smarter on the court, knowing when to dish it off to his players or take his shot. If he continues to develop, there’s no question that he could be an NBA-caliber player.
Marcus Foster won the Big 12 newcomer of the week award after helping his team defeat George Washington and Oklahoma State. He averaged 16 points, 5.5 rebounds, and shot 12-of-23 in the two victories.