Texas Tech freshman Jahmi'us Ramsey has been named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after dropping a career-high 27 points against Long Island on Sunday where he had five 3-pointers and also contributed six rebounds.
Ramsey, who leads the Big 12 with 19.4 points per game this season and was named All-Big 12 Preseason Honorable Mention, also scored 13 points and had seven rebounds last Thursday in the win over Tennessee State. An Arlington native, Ramsey has scored in double figures in all five games for the Red Raiders and comes into the week averaging 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Against LIU, Ramsey scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half where Tech turned a 42-41 halftime deficit into a 96-66 victory to improve to 2-0.
He is the second Red Raiders to earn Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors this season, following TJ Holyfield who earned the recognition after the first week of the season on Nov. 11. Ramsey averaged 20 points and 6.5 rebounds per game to earn this week's honor.
Ramsey finished the game shooting 10-for-16 from the field, including going 5-for-6 on 3-pointers. Along with his impressive performances last week, Ramsey also has a 25-point game against Houston Baptist on his early-season resume after he opened the season with a 19-point output against Eastern Illinois. His 27 points were only four point shy of matching the Tech single-game freshman record of 31 points by Jason Sasser and Lance Hughes.
No. 12 Texas Tech returns to action at 7 p.m. (CT) on Thursday against Iowa at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational before playing either Creighton or San Diego State on Friday. The Red Raiders, who are off to a 5-0 start and extended a 51-game non-conference home winning streak with the victory over LIU, will play at DePaul on Dec. 4 in Chicago and against No. 2-ranked Louisville on Dec. 10 in New York before hosting Southern Mississippi on Dec. 16 in their next home game.
Baylor's Jared Butler earned Big 12 Player of the Week after he was named the Myrtle Beach Invitational Most Valuable Player where he led the Bears to three wins and the tournament title. He averaged 17.7 points, 3.7 assists and 2.7 steals while knocking down all 10 of his free throw attempts. The sophomore guard tallied 22 points against No. 17 Villanova in the championship game that featured 18 lead changes. He checked in with 6:14 remaining and hit consecutive 3-pointers to give Baylor the lead for good.
Big 12 Men's Basketball Weekly Honors
Player of the Week
Nov. 11: Tyrese Haliburton, Iowa State, G, So.
Nov. 18: Kristian Doolittle, Oklahoma, F, Sr.
Nov. 25: Jared Butler, Baylor, G, So.
Newcomer of the Week
Nov. 11: TJ Holyfield, Texas Tech, F, Sr.
Nov. 18: Oscar Tshiebwe, West Virginia, F, Fr.
Nov. 25: Jahmi'us Ramsey, Texas Tech, G, Fr.