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Travis Releford wins Big 12 player of the week

Kansas guard Travis Releford gets a chest bump from teammate Tyshawn Taylor during the second half Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Lloyd Noble Center.

Kansas guard Travis Releford gets a chest bump from teammate Tyshawn Taylor during the second half Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Lloyd Noble Center.

January 9, 2012

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Kansas small forward Travis Releford was honored by the Big 12 on Monday as the conference's player of the week.

Releford averaged a league-best 22 points per game, leading the Jayhawks to a 2-0 start in league play with wins over Kansas State (67-49) and at Oklahoma (72-61).

The junior guard posted career-highs in points (16) and rebounds (11) on Wednesday against KSU to record his first career double-double.

He followed the performance by notching a new career high in points against OU on Saturday (28), as KU gave the Sooners their first home loss.

The Kansas City, Mo., native shot 62.5 percent in the two games, including 55.6 percent from 3-point range. He also made nine of 10 free throws with three assists and two steals.

KU players have earned Big 12 player of the week honors in four of nine weeks this season. KU junior forward Thomas Robinson picked up the weekly award on Nov. 28, Dec. 12 and Jan. 2.

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