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.