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Marcus Morris wins Big 12 player of the week

Kansas forward Marcus Morris gets a bucket as he's fouled by Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim during the first half on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

Kansas forward Marcus Morris gets a bucket as he's fouled by Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim during the first half on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

January 17, 2011

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Kansas forward Marcus Morris was selected as the Big 12's player of the week, the conference announced Monday morning.

A 6-foot-9 junior from Philadelphia, Morris averaged 24.5 points and 12.0 rebounds while making 70.8 percent of his shots as KU opened league play with victories over Iowa State and Nebraska.

Morris posted career-highs in points (33) and rebounds (13) against Iowa State on Wednesday before contributing 16 points and 11 rebounds against Nebraska on Saturday, where he also posted his 1,000th collegiate point.

Baylor's Perry Jones III was selected as the Big 12's newcomer of the week.

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