By Courtesy of the USBWA
KENTUCKY’S RANDLE IS OSCAR ROBERTSON NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK AND WAYMAN TISDALE FRESHMEN OF THE WEEK
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Kentucky forward Julius Randle for double honors as he earned the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week and the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Feb. 23.
The USBWA’s weekly honor is presented by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook and is announced exclusively on SiriusXM Radio’s “Inside College Basketball.”
Randle, a 6-9 freshman from Dallas, Texas, averaged 16.5 points and 14.0 rebounds, while shooting 9-for-15 from the field and 15-for-16 from the free-throw line in conference wins over Ole Miss and LSU.
BAKERSFIELD’S OUTLAND IS ANN MEYERS DRYSDALE NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Bakersfield guard Tyonna Outland as its Ann Meyers Drysdale Women’s National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Feb. 23. The USBWA has handed out a national player of the week award each Tuesday this season. This is the final presentation of the season.
Outland, a 5-8 junior from Compton, Calif., averaged 27.5 points, eight rebounds and 3.5 assists per game with a 54.0 field goal percentage as Bakersfield picked up two WAC wins against Kansas City and Chicago State. In the win over Kansas City she tied a school Division I record for points in a game with 36 and field goals made at 14.
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