Well, the rule around here is normally that if you average a double-double you get selected as the Big 12 NBA Player of the Week. The rule also holds that if you average over 30 points a game in a week you get the award.
So when Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant averaged 36.3 points and 11 rebounds a game over the past week, well, it pretty much was a slam dunk (like what I did there, eh? SLAM DUNK). And not that he needed anything else to push him over the top, but he ended the week with 2.3 assists and nearly one block per game as icing on the cake.
Durant won despite more highlight reel moves from LA Clippers rookie Blake Griffin. Griffin's 3600 lay-up and 50-foot alley-oop receptions deserve to be seen, so enjoy
Past winners listed after The Jump.
PAST BIG 12 NBA PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS
November 7 - ,
November 14 -,
November 21 -,
November 28 - Durant
December 5 -,
December 12 - Durant
December 19 - Pierce
December 26 -,
January 2 -,
January 9 -, Los Angeles Clippers
January 16 - Griffin
January 22 - Aldridge