Graham Named Big 12 Player of the Week
IRVING, Texas – Big wins over top 25 opponents helped Devonte’ Graham garner Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Graham is presented player accolade for the first time in his career.
Graham was a key in the Jayhawks’ 2-0 week as Kansas recorded victories over two top 10 opponents. The Raleigh, North Carolina guard’s best performance came at No. 3 Oklahoma as he scored a career-high 27 points on 8-of-13 (.615) shooting, including 6-of-9 (.667) from 3-point range. Graham had 16 points in the final eight minutes of the contest and also turned in a stellar performance on the other end of the court as the primary defender on OU standout Buddy Hield. Graham averaged 18.5 points and 3.5 rebounds for the week while converting 57.9 percent of his shots from the field, 61.5 percent from beyond the arc and 87.5 percent from the free throw line.
Graham is second Jayhawk to be named Big 12 Player of the Week in 2015-16. Wayne Selden Jr. was the co-player of the week Nov. 30 after earning co-MVP accolades at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.