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Baylor MBB’s George Tabbed Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week

December 5, 2022
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WACO, Texas – Baylor freshman guard Keyonte George picked up Big 12 Conference Co-Newcomer of the Week honors along with Kansas’ Gradey Dick, announced by the league office on Monday.

The Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the year averaged 15 points per game last week, highlighted by 18 points to lead the No. 6 Bears past No. 14 Gonzaga in the inaugural Peacock Classic. Friday’s performance against Gonzaga marked the fourth time George has led the Bears in scoring this season, and his six rebounds were just one off his career high (7).

The freshman burst out of the gate with 14 first-half points against the 'Zags, one point off his career-high for points in a half, to give the Bears a five-point lead at the break. In the second half, George made some clutch buckets as he twice put Baylor back in front after Gonzaga had wrestled back the lead.

In BU’s game against Marquette, George had 12 points against the Golden Eagles, marking the sixth time in seven games he has scored in double figures.

George ranks ninth in the conference in scoring (14.9 ppg), 10th in field goal percentage (.398) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.328), while pulling down the second-most rebounds per game (4.1) among Big 12 guards.

The freshman is Baylor’s first newcomer of the week since Kendall Brown took home the distinction at the end of last season (3/7).

George and the Bears will return to action on Tuesday night at home against Billy Gillispie and Tarleton at 7 p.m. John Morris and Pat Nunley will have the call on ESPN+. It will be the final game before Baylor's finals break, with the Bears returning to action on Dec. 18th against Washington State in the Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge.

Single-game and season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at BaylorBears.com. Follow @BaylorMBB on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for additional updates.


BAYLOR'S BIG 12 NEWCOMERS OF THE WEEK

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  • 1997 Leon Morris (12/30), Fr.
  • 2000 Terry Black (11/30), Jr.
  • 2001 Chad Elsey (12/18), Jr.
  • 2002 Lawrence Roberts (11/26), Fr.
  • John Lucas III (12/10), Fr.
  • John Lucas III (1/7), Fr.
  • 2005 Aaron Bruce (12/27), Fr.
  • Tim Bush (1/3), Jr.
  • 2006 Curtis Jerrells (2/13), Fr.
  • 2007 Tweety Carter (12/18), Fr.
  • 2008 LaceDarius Dunn (11/26), Fr.
  • LaceDarius Dunn (3/10), Fr.
  • 2009 Quincy Acy (11/24), Fr.
  • 2010 Ekpe Udoh (11/30), Jr.
  • Ekpe Udoh (1/4), Jr.
  • Ekpe Udoh (2/15), Jr.
  • 2011 Perry Jones III (11/22), Fr.
  • Perry Jones III (1/17), Fr.
  • Perry Jones III (2/28), Fr.
  • 2012 Brady Heslip (12/26), So.
  • Pierre Jackson (1/16), Jr.
  • Pierre Jackson (2/4), Jr.
  • Pierre Jackson (3/4), Jr.
  • 2013 Isaiah Austin (11/12), Fr
  • Isaiah Austin (12/17), Fr.
  • 2014 Kenny Chery (12/9), Jr.
  • Kenny Chery (2/17), Jr.
  • 2015 Lester Medford (12/8), Jr.
  • Johnathan Motley (12/29), Fr.
  • 2017 Manu Lecomte (11/14), Jr.
  • Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. (12/19), Jr.
  • Manu Lecomte (1/3), Jr.
  • Manu Lecomte (2/13), Jr.
  • 2019 Makai Mason (1/28), Sr.
  • Jared Butler (2/25), Fr.
  • 2020 MaCio Teague (1/13), Jr.
  • MaCio Teague (2/10), Jr.
  • 2022 Kendall Brown (12/20)
  • James Akinjo (1/10)
  • James Akinjo (2/14)
  • Kendall Brown (3/7)
  • Keyonte George (12/5)
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