Wichita State University has swept this weeks' American Athletic Conference's weekly awards.
The AAC named Markis McDuffie as Player of the Week, and Jamarius Burton as Freshmen of the week.
Markis McDuffie – Wichita State – Sr. – F – Paterson, N.J.
McDuffie paced the Shockers to a 2-0 week with home wins over SMU and Tulsa. The senior had 27 points and
seven rebounds in Saturday’s win over Tulsa. It was his ninth 20-point performance of the year. McDuffie
averaged 21.0 points in the two Shocker wins last week and moved into the top-25 on the school’s all-time
scoring list. Against the Golden Hurricane, McDuffie matched his career-high with five offensive rebounds and
scored put-backs on four of them. McDuffie has hit at least one 3-pointer in 12-consecutive games.
FRESHMEN OF THE WEEK
Jamarius Burton – Wichita State – G – Charlotte, N.C.
Burton was instrumental in Wichita State’s 2-0 week as he averaged 9.0 points and 6.5 assists in 33.5
minutes. The guard finished with a 4.33 (13:3) assist-to-turnover ratio and knocked down 3-of-5 from beyond
the arc last week. Burton tallied seven assists with just one turnover in the Shockers’ 85-83 midweek win over
SMU. With Burton at the controls, the Shocker offense averaged 82.0 points and had more than twice as many
assists as turnovers (34:16). Burton now shares the team lead in assists. It has been 32 years since a true
freshman led the Shockers in that category.