OSU's Evans wins third Big 12 Player of the Week award
Oklahoma State point guard Jawun Evans used some late-game heroics to lead the Cowboys to a pair of wins last week, and on Monday it earned him a third Big 12 Player of the Week honor.
Evans joined Baylor’s Jonathan Motley as the only three-time winners in 2016-17, and he is just the fourth Cowboy to win three Big 12 Player of the Week awards in one season. Only Mario Boggans (4, 2006-07), James Anderson (3, 2009-10) and Marcus Smart (3, 2013-14) had done that previously.
Evans posted a 27-point, nine-assist performance in the Bedlam win over Oklahoma that saw the sophomore score 16 straight OSU points in the final 6:36. He did nearly the same thing at TCU, scoring 10 points in the final 7:26 in the victory at TCU. In total, Evans scored 16 points and had a career-high 12 assists against the Horned Frogs.
For the week, Evans averaged 21.5 points, 10.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game, and shot 47.5 percent from the floor. In the final eight minutes of those games, Evans scored a combined 26 minutes and was 11-of-14 (.786) from the floor.
Evans is one of just four power conference players nationwide averaging at least 16 points and 6 assists per game in league play. Overall, Evans ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring (18.2) and assists (5.8), and he is third in steals (2.0).
He and the Cowboys will head to Manhattan, Kansas to take on Kansas State on Wednesday night. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. on ESPNU.