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Brockington named Big 12 Co-Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week

Dec 9, 2021; Ames, Iowa, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes forward Kris Murray (24) watches as Iowa State Cyclones guard Izaiah Brockington (1) dunks the ball at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior Izaiah Brockington has been named Big 12 Co-Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week. It is the first player of the week honor and second newcomer recognition for Brockington.

Brockington, who shared the player of the week honor with West Virginia’s Sean McNeil, led the Cyclones to a win against Chicago State in the Cyclones’ only game last week, posting his sixth double-double of the season with 20 points and a career-high-tying 13 rebounds to help the Cyclones improve to 12-0 this season.

The transfer from Penn State and Philadelphia native also matched his career-high with four steals and was 8-for-8 at the free-throw line.

Brockington ranks in the top three in the conference in scoring (third) and rebounding (second), averaging 16.9 points and 8.4 rebounds. He is also sixth in field goal percentage (50 percent).

Brockington and the No. 8 Cyclones return to action New Year’s Day when they host top-ranked Baylor at 1 p.m.

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