Super Mario is Big XII Rookie of the Week

Mario Chalmers, who helped lead KU to two road victories last week, has been named Big XII Rookie of the Week.  Here's the release:

Chalmers led the Jayhawks to two wins away from home as KU won at Texas A&M (83-73) and Iowa State (95-85). The freshman guard averaged 18.0 points, 6.5 assists and 4.5 steals in the two contests, shooting 60.0 percent (9-of-15) from the floor. He connected on 4-of-6 (.667) 3-pointers and finished 82.4 percent (14-of-17) from the free throw line. Chalmers established a career-high for assists at A&M, posting eight with just two turnovers. He has scored 15.9 points per game in Big 12 play.