Senior Texas center Imani Boyette has been named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week following her standout performances in the team’s first two league games of the 2015-16 season.
Boyette was the only player in the Big 12 to record two double-doubles this past week, helping the Longhorns to a 65-54 road win at West Virginia last Wednesday night and an 86-62 victory against Texas Tech on Saturday night in Austin.
The 6-oot-7 Longhorn averaged 19.5 points per game, 12.5 rebounds per game and 5.0 blocks per game over the course of the first week of conference play.
Also, Texas Tech point guard Japreece Dean, a 2015 Vista Ridge graduate, was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week after her 21-point effort in the loss to Texas.
After the opening week of conference play, Boyette ranks in the top five in the Big 12 (in conference games only) in points per game (19.5 ppg, 3rd), rebounds per game (12.5 rpg, 2nd), field-goal percentage (.593, 3rd), blocked shots per game (5.0 bpg, 1st) and offensive rebounds per game (6.5 orpg, 1st).
At West Virginia on Wednesday night, Boyette scored 15 points and tied her season high with 14 rebounds. She also blocked six shots, which tied her season high.
Boyette and Texas return to action on Wednesday when the Longhorns play host to Iowa State. Tip-off in the Frank Erwin Center is slated for 7 p.m. CT and the game will be televised nationally by Longhorn Network.
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