LAWRENCE, Kan. (KU Athletics) Kansas senior Lagerald Vick and redshirt junior Dedric Lawson came up big in the Jayhawks' overtime win against Stanford on Dec. 1 and have been rewarded for their efforts. Vick has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, while Lawson is the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week in a vote by a media panel which covers the conference, the league announced Monday.
In KU's 90-84 overtime win against Stanford Dec. 1, Vick scored 19 of his 27 points in the final 7:30 of regulation and overtime. The Memphis guard made a 3-pointer with just under seven seconds remaining to send the game into the extra period. Vick then scored KU's first eight points in OT. His seven 3-pointers marked the third time this season he has made seven or more treys.
Lawson tallied his third-straight and fourth double-double of the season with 24 points and 15 rebounds against the Cardinal. The Memphis forward was 10-for-11 from the free throw line and his 15 rebounds marked a season high. Lawson has now scored 24 or more points in three-straight games and 20-plus four times this season.
Through games of Dec. 2, Vick leads the Big 12 in scoring at 20.8 points per game. He also leads the league in 3-point field goal percentage at 59.6 and in 3-pointers made per game at 4.7. Lawson is the only player in the Big 12 averaging a double-double. He leads the conference in rebounds at 11.2 per game and his 18.8 scoring average is fifth in the league.
Kansas is 4-for-4 in Big 12 Player of the Week honors this season with Vick and Lawson each being named twice. This is the second time KU has swept the weekly honors in 2018-19 as Lawson was the player and freshman guard Quentin Grimes the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Nov. 12. Additionally, this is the second time in the 23-year history of the Big 12 that Kansas has swept the weekly honor twice in one season with the other in 2013-14.
No. 2 Kansas (6-0) hosts Wofford (6-2) in Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. (Central). The game will be televised on Jayhawk TV and ESPN+.
2018-19 Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
Player of the Week
Nov. 12 - Dedric Lawson, Kansas, F, Jr.
Nov. 19 - Lagerald Vick, Kansas, G, Sr.
Nov. 26 - Dedric Lawson, Kansas, F, Jr.
Dec. 3 - Lagerald Vick, Kansas, G, Sr.
Newcomer of the Week
Nov. 12 - Quentin Grimes, Kansas, G, Fr.
Nov. 19 - Talen Horton-Tucker, Iowa State, G, Fr and Jaxson Hayes, Texas, F, Fr.
Nov. 26 - Jaxson Hayes, Texas, F, Fr.
Dec. 3 - Dedric Lawson, Kansas, F, Jr.
Kansas Big 12 Weekly Honors Sweeps
Nov. 12 - Dedric Lawson (player); Quentin Grimes (newcomer)
Dec. 3 - Lagerald Vick (player); Dedric Lawson (newcomer)
Feb. 26 - Devonte' Graham (player); Malik Newman (co-newcomer)
Nov. 18 - Perry Ellis (co-player); Andrew Wiggins (newcomer)
Jan. 20 - Naadir Tharpe (player); Joel Embiid (newcomer)
March 4 - Elijah Johnson (player); Ben McLemore (newcomer)
March 2 - Sherron Collins (player); Tyshawn Taylor (newcomer)