It wasn't a huge scoring output that earned former Texas A&M Aggies, and current Los Angeles Clippers, center DeAndre Jordan Big 12 NBA Player of the Week honors. Instead it was a tremendous rebounding effort that landed him the award.
Over the past week Jordan has averaged a double-double, scoring 10 points per contest and grabbing 16 boards per game, while adding six blocks a game. The 16 rebound average is largely due to a 20 rebound performance against the Denver Nuggets - in a game where last week's Big 12 NBA Player of the Week, Blake Griffin, pitched in 18 boards. Jordan ended the game with 14 points, 20 rebounds, six blocks and three assists.
Jordan barely edged out Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant for the week's honor. Durant averaged 32 ppg over the week - tops in the NBA - and added in 6.3 rebounds per game. But in the end, it was Jordan's play around the rim that got him recognized.
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 - Chauncey Billups, Denver Nuggets
January 2 - Blake Griffin, Los Angles Clippers