Kohn Named Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week

Dec. 18, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

University of Kansas freshman guard Kelly Kohn was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week by a media voting panel for games from Dec. 11-17. The Adrian, Mich., native scored a career-high 19 points and pulled down five rebounds while chipping in four assists and three steals to lead KU to a 78-68 victory over Santa Clara Sunday.

Kohn hit on 5-of-7 from behind the 3-point arc and shot 6-for-9 from the floor in the contest. Kohn played a career-high 36 minutes including the entire second half. The true-freshman is one of only two Jayhawks to start all nine games this season.

Kohn is the third Jayhawk to earn Big 12 Rookie of the Week and first since Aquanita Burras was honored on Dec. 9, 2003.