Texas sophomore forward Jordan Hamilton won Big 12 Conference Player of the Week for the second straight week after an all-tournament performance at the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer in New York.
Hamilton averaged 26.5 points and 7.5 rebounds two games against Top 15 opponents during the championship rounds. He converted 17-of-35 (.486) field goals, including 7-of-12 (.583) from three-point range and 12-of-18 (.667) free throws.
In Thursday’s 90-84 overtime victory against No. 13 Illinois, he scored 25 points with seven rebounds. One night later during the 68-66 loss against No. 5 Pittsburgh in the championship game, Hamilton recorded a career-best 28 points with eight rebounds and tied his career high in three-point field goals made (5-of-8) and free throws made (7-of-9).
Through the first four contests this season, Hamilton leads the team in scoring (24.5 ppg) and ranks second in rebounding (7.3 rpg) while converting 33-of-68 (.485) field goals, including 11-of-26 (.423) from three-point range, and 21-of-28 (.750) free throws.--Mike Jones.
No. 20/21 Texas (3-1) returns to the court when it hosts Sam Houston State on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Tip is set for 7 p.m. Central, and the game will be televised by the Longhorn Sports Network. The contest will be broadcast in the state of Texas only by FOX Sports Southwest (except in the DFW and North Texas markets, where the game will be televised by FOX Sports Plus), and it will be available outside the state on the ESPN Full Court package.