Iowa State basketball transfer Dustin Hogue has been named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week. He also was named Big 12 Player of the Week.
For the week ending Sunday, Dec. 8, the 6-6 junior forward averaged 19.5 points in wins over Auburn and Northern Iowa. Hogue had a career-high 22 points and 16 rebounds against Auburn in the inaugural year for the Big 12-SEC Challenge in basketball. He followed that with 17 points and 14 boards in the Cyclones’ nine-point overtime win over Northern Iowa.
In the two victories, the Yonkers, N.Y., resident shot 70.6 percent on 12 of 17 shooting from the field, three of six from three-point range and 12 out of 18 free-throw attempts.
Hogue is the third Iowa State player to be named Big 12 Player of the Week this season. Sophomore guard Naz Long earned the honor for the week of Nov. 4 and senior forward Melvin Ejim won the award the following week.
The Cyclones are off to a 7-0 start this season, including a win in mid-November over then seventh-ranked Michigan in the Champions Classic in Chicago.
Thomas Robinson of Kansas was the last Big 12 player to receive the Oscar Robertson Player of the Week award, in December 2011.
This is the fifth year for the weekly Oscar Robertson Aeard. The award is voted upon by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. The weekly winners of the award are conidered for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, which is awarded at the end of the season. The award – both the weekly honor and the annual trophy – are named after fhe former University of Cincinnati and NBA Hall of Fame player and two-time USBWA Player of the Year.