For the first time this season, Baylor’s senior point guard Pierre Jackson has been selected as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Jackson leads the Big 12 in scoring (18.7) and ranks second in assists (5.9). He joins junior forward Cory Jefferson (Nov. 12) to give the Bears multiple Big 12 Player of the Week honorees in the same season for the fifth time. Four of those occurrences have been in the last five years.
Jackson has led the Bears to a 5-1 record in Big 12 play, typing Baylor’s best start in the conference’s 17-year history. Last week, he averaged 19 points and 4 assists in Baylor’s games against Oklahoma State and TCU.
He has now extended his steak of consecutive games scoring in double figures to 27 – 10 games longer than the Big 12’s next longest active streak. He has also hit at least one three-point field goal in 30 consecutive games, giving him the second-longest streak in Baylor history.
In addition to holding top rankings in scoring and assists in the league, Jackson also holds a place among the top 10 in three-point field goals made per game (third with 2.4), steals per game (fourth with 1.7), minutes per game (fourth with 33.4), assists-to-turnover ration (fifth with 1.7), free throw percentage (sixth with 80) and three-point field goal percentage (seventh with 37.3).
You can see Jackson back in action when the Bears host Oklahoma on ESPNU at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday at the Ferrell Center.