Jan. 11, 2010
Complete Big 12 Conference Weekly Awards Release
IRVING, Texas - Baylor men's basketball junior forward Ekpe Udoh was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week for Jan. 4-10 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. It is the second straight week Udoh has earned a weekly Big 12 honor and marks Baylor's third Player of the Week selection this season.
Udoh was named Co-Rookie of the Week Jan. 4 after averaging 10.0 points, 17.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 5.0 blocks in two road wins. Earlier this season, Udoh was named top rookie Nov. 30 following an Old Spice Classic All-Tournament team performance.
Udoh posted his most dominating performance of the season, averaging 16.0 points, 12.5 rebounds and 8.5 blocks, in two double-digit Baylor home victories last week. In Baylor's 79-63 win Jan. 6 over Morgan State, Udoh recorded his first career triple-double - and the fifth in Baylor history - with 18 points, 17 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocks. He followed with 14 points, eight rebounds and a game-high seven blocks in Baylor's 91-60 win Jan. 9 over Oklahoma.
He has five games of six blocks or more this season - the most in a single-season in school history - and 36 blocks in his last five games and 66 blocks in 14 games this season.
During Baylor's current nine-game win streak, Udoh is averaging 13.1 points, 12.6 rebounds and 5.8 blocks.
Baylor (13-1, 1-0) will ride its nine-game win streak into Boulder, Colo., Tuesday when the Bears face the Colorado Buffaloes at 8 p.m. CST on FOX Sports Plus (Time Warner Digital Channel 15 and Grande Channel 20 in Waco).
2009-10 BAYLOR BIG 12 WEEKLY HONORS
Player of the Week
11/16 - LaceDarius Dunn, Jr.
1/4 - LaceDarius Dunn, Jr.
1/11 - Ekpe Udoh, Jr.
Rookie of the Week
11/30 - Ekpe Udoh, Jr.
1/4 - Ekpe Udoh, Jr.