Nowell Selected Big 12 Player of the Week

Nowell Selected Big 12 Player of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan.(*12*) – Senior Marquis Nowell(*12*) was chosen as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week on Monday afternoon (Nov. 28) after his MVP efficiency to assist Kansas State declare the 2022 Cayman Islands Classic final week.

Nowell earned MVP honors after serving to Ok-State (6-0) win its first match of the season since the 2018 Paradise Jam as the Wildcats defeated Rhode Island (77-57), Nevada (96-87 OT) and LSU ( 61). -59) in the 3-game match. He averaged 18.7 factors on 45.2 p.c (19-of-42) capturing from the subject, together with 31.3 p.c (5-of-16) from 3-point vary, with 9.0 assists and three.7 rebounds in 33.6 minutes per recreation.

In wins in opposition to Rhode Island and Nevada, Nowell turned the first Wildcat to file double-digit assists in back-to-back video games, whereas he turned the second participant at school historical past and the first since 1989 to put up a 25-point/10-assist recreation . together with his 29-point, 11-assist efficiency in a 96-87 extra time win over the Wolf Pack. His 12 assists in opposition to the Rams had been the fourth-most in a single recreation at school historical past and the most since. Steve Henson(*12*) collected 12 assists in opposition to Oklahoma State on February 25, 1989.

Nowell was half of the first Wildcat duo since 2010 to every rating not less than 25 factors in a recreation, as he and his senior teammates did. Keyontae Johnson(*12*) mixed for 57 factors in win over Nevada. She scored solely 15th time at school historical past that two gamers scored 25 or extra factors in the identical recreation and the first time since Jacob Pullen(*12*) (28) and Dennis Clemente(*12*) (25) did it in opposition to Xavier on March 25, 2010.

Nowell completed with 29 factors on 10-of-20 subject aim capturing, together with 2-of-7 from 3-point vary, and 7-of-9 free throws and 11 assists in 41 minutes to develop into simply the fifth Wildcat with 20-Game level/10-assist mark at school historical past and the first since Angel Rodriguez(*12*) had 21 factors and 10 assists vs. TCU on March 5, 2013.

Nowell capped the match with a game-high 18 factors in the championship recreation win over LSU as he helped the Wildcats rally from an 11-point second-half deficit. He completed 6 of 14 from the subject, together with 2 of 5 from 3-point vary and 4 of 4 free throws, to go along with 4 assists and 4 rebounds in 33 minutes.

Nowell is the second Wildcat to earn a weekly honor after Johnson was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Nov. 14. He is the first Wildcat to be chosen as Big 12 Player of the Week since Nijel Pack(*12*) received the award for the second time in 2021-22 on February 7, 2022. Overall, this marks the faculty’s thirty second Player of the Week honor since the Big 12’s inception in 1997, together with the first underneath the head coach. Jerome Tang(*12*). It is the fourth weekly profession honor for Nowell, who was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 19, 2019, Dec. 3, 2019 and Feb. 3, 2020 whereas enjoying in Little Rock.

A 5-foot-8, 160-pound guard from Harlem, NY, Nowell is presently averaging 15.3 factors on 42.2 p.c (27-of-64) from the subject, together with 37 p.c (10-of-27) from 3-point vary. factors, and 84.8 p.c (28 of 33) from the free throw line to associate with 7.8 assists, 2.3 rebounds and a couple of.0 steals in 32.0 minutes per recreation. He not too long ago turned simply the second energetic Division I participant with greater than 1,000 factors, 500 assists and 200 steals.

Ok-State (6-0) returns to motion Wednesday evening after they journey to Indianapolis to tackle Butler (4-3) in the BIG EAST/Big 12 Challenge at 5:30 pm CT on FS1. The Wildcats start a 3-game homestand Saturday evening after they host in-state rival Wichita State at 8pm CT on ESPNU. Tickets are nonetheless obtainable and might be bought on-line at, by calling (800) 221.CATS, or by visiting the Bramlage Coliseum field workplace in individual from 8:30 a.m. to five p.m., CT, from monday to friday.

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