Dec. 19, 2011
IRVING, Texas –Baylor men’s basketball sophomore Perry Jones III was named Phillips 66 Big 12 Co-Player of the Week for Dec. 12-18 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Jones III shared Player of the Week honors with Oklahoma’s Steven Pledger.
It is Jones III’s first player of the week award and his fourth career Big 12 weekly award; last season, he was a three-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week honoree. PJ3 is the first Baylor play to earn or share Big 12 Player of the Week honors since LaceDarius Dunn on Feb. 15, 2010.
Jones III averaged a team-best 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.5 assists to lead sixth-ranked Baylor to a home win Dec. 14 over Bethune-Cookman and a road win Dec. 17 at BYU on one of the nation’s best homecourts, Marriott Center. He shot 65.2 percent from the floor, knocking down 15 of 23 attempts, and connecting on both 3-point attempts at BYU.
After scoring just 8 points in Baylor’s 69-42 win vs. Bethune-Cookman, Jones III saved his career-best performance for Baylor’s 3-point road win at BYU. PJ3 scored a career-high 28 points, making a career-high 11 field goals. He also grabbed eight rebounds with four assists and three steals. He scored 16 points in the second half on 7-of-8 shooting at BYU and rattled off six straight points mid-way through the second half to Baylor the lead it would never relinquish. His tip-back with 20 seconds remaining gave Baylor the resulting 86-83 win.
The Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year and National Player of the Year candidate leads the Bears with 18.8 points-per-game in 29.5 minutes, shooting a team-best 67 percent from the floor and knocking down 72 percent of his free-throw attempts.
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2011-12 BAYLOR BIG 12 WEEKLY HONORS
Player of the Week
12/19 – Perry Jones III