Iowa State Cyclones men’s basketball: DeAndre Kane wins fifth Big 12 weekly award


It took six weeks since DeAndre Kane’s last Big 12 weekly award, but the transfer from Marshall finally notched another “Newcomer of the Week” title in his belt.

Feb 22, 2014; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard DeAndre Kane (50) shoots the ball over TCU Horned Frogs forward Brandon Parrish (11) during the first half of a mens basketball game at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Big 12 Sports describes his performances in the past week that earned him the award.

"Kane averaged 21.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists as Iowa State collected wins against Texas and TCU.  The senior guard opened the week by hitting 7-of-13 shots to finish with 22 points versus the Longhorns.  He then added 20 points, six boards and five assists in the Cyclones’ win in Fort Worth."

Also in the release, it noted that Kane “is one of just two players nationally averaging at least 16 points, six rebounds and five assists” on the season.

This is Kane’s third “Newcomer of the Week” award and fifth weekly award overall this season. He collected four in the first nine weeks of the season.

Kane sometimes lacks consistency in his game, but the talent he has and the effort he puts forth in every game is being rewarded. I’ve said it before; treasure the ability to watch number 50 in each game. Let’s hope he’s able to finish the season strong and build up his stock for a possible career in the NBA.

Baylor’s Cory Jefferson won the Big 12’s “Player of the Week” award, his second one of the season.