Haliburton named as Big 12 Conference player of the week


Sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton goes up for a dunk during Iowa State’s 110-74 victory over the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils at Hilton Coliseum on Nov. 5.

Zane Douglas

Iowa State sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton was named Big 12 Conference player of the week on Monday after his week playing against Mississippi Valley State and Oregon State.

Haliburton stepped into a starting role last season after the injury of Lindell Wigginton and Haliburton kept his spot upon Wigginton’s return.

The sophomore was named to numerous preseason watch lists including the Wooden Award watch list and the Naismith Trophy Award watch list.

Haliburton averaged 13.5 points, 13 assists, seven rebounds and four steals on 11-21 shooting and 4-10 from three-point range in his first two games against the Delta Devils and the Beavers.