IRVING, TEXAS - Senior Acie Law (Texas A&M) and freshman Kevin Durant (Texas) have been selected as Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week for games of Feb. 19-25 in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Law wins his second honor this year, while Durant garners his sixth rookie award and ninth weekly accolade overall.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Acie Law, Texas A&M, G, Sr., 6-3, 195, Dallas, Texas/Kimball
Law posted 25.0 points per game as the Aggies had victories at Oklahoma State (66-46) and versus Baylor (97-87). The senior guard scored a season-high 31 points with five assists against the Bears, the third 30-point game of his career. He had 19 points and three assists in the road win at OSU. In two games, he was 18-of-30 (.600) from the floor, including 3-of-4 (.750) from 3-point range. He also made 11-of-15 (.733) free throws, with six rebounds and one steal. In 11 years of Big 12 basketball, Law has captured three of the five player honors won by a Texas A&M player. This season marks the first time an Aggie has won the player award multiple times in the same year.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Kevin Durant, Texas, F/G, Fr., 6-9, 225, Suitland, Md./Montrose Christian
Durant averaged 24.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals to help the Longhorns extend their winning streak to five games. The freshman started the week with 17 points and eight rebounds in an 80-51 tally against Texas Tech. He then recorded his 17th double-double of the year with 32 points and 10 boards at Oklahoma. It was his seventh 30-point effort of 2006-07, extending his Big 12 record for most 30-point games in one year. Durant has won six rookie awards, passing Texas A&M’s Clifton Cook (5 in 1998-99) for the most in one season. Durant’s nine weekly honors overall (three player, six rookie) is already a league standard.