Nov. 29, 2010
IRVING, Texas -
Brittney Griner (Baylor) and Jordan Hooper (Nebraska) were named Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Players of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Nov. 22-29. Griner (player) earned her ninth career weekly honor while Hooper (freshman) was recognized for the second time this season.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week
Brittney Griner, Baylor, P, 6-8, So., Houston, Texas
Brittney Griner averaged 30 points, 8.7 rebounds and 6.67 blocks in just 23.7 minutes of action in Baylor's three victories last week. She shot .729 (35-48) from the floor and hit .952 (20-21) from the free throw line. The 6-8 sophomore post poured in a career-high 35 points against Liberty. Griner became BU's career blocks leader, passing Danielle Wilson's 249, and moved up to No. 3 on the Big 12's career list. She now has 268 career blocks, which she accomplished in just 43 games. In addition, Griner recorded her fourth career triple-double with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks against Southeastern Louisiana. She is now one triple-double short of tying Shalee Lehning's (KSU, 2006-09) Big 12 record of five.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Week
Jordan Hooper, Nebraska, F, 6-2, Alliance, Neb.
Jordan Hooper averaged 20.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in a pair of Nebraska victories last week. The 6-2 forward hit 19-of-25 shots from the field, including 2-of-3 three-point attempts in Nebraska wins over Washington State (in Pullman) and Nebraska-Omaha. Against UNO, Hooper scored a career-high 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting from the field. She also blocked a career-high three shots. Her 25 points came in just 24 minutes. In the road win at Washington State, Hooper scored 16 points, including three second-half putbacks, to help the Huskers to victory. Hooper also grabbed six rebounds and added two steals.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Players of the Week
Nov. 15 -- Mariah White (KSU) and Danielle Robinson (OU)
Nov. 22 -- Dominique Kelley (NU)
Nov. 29 -- Brittney Griner (BU)
Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshmen of the Week
Nov. 15 -- Jordan Hooper (NU)
Nov. 22 -- Chassidy Fussell (UT)
Nov. 29 -- Jordan Hooper (NU)