Josh Gray Named Big 12 Rookie Of The Week
Josh Gray is the eighth recipient to earn Phillips Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors from Texas Tech.
February 25, 2013
IRVING, Texas – After posting back-to-back 20-point games last week, Texas Tech freshman Josh Gray was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week.
Gray averaged 23.0 points, 4.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals in a pair of games last week. The guard started by setting a Texas Tech freshman record for Big 12 play with 26 points against Oklahoma. He then added 20 points at Iowa State to become the first Red Raider freshman to have back-to-back 20-point efforts in league play in the Big 12 era. He has the highest assist average (3.3 apg) for a Tech freshman since 1992-93 and his steals average (2.1) is the second-best in program history.
Gray is the first Texas Tech player since Jordan Tolbert (Jan. 2) to win a Big 12 weekly award and the eighth overall recipient of the Rookie honor. He is the first Red Raider to win the honor during league play since Rayford Young won it in back-to-back weeks during the 1996-97 season.
Over the last six games, Gray is averaging 12.0 points and 5.0 assists. For the season, Gray is averaging 10.0 points, 3.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals.