K-State freshman gets Big 12 basketball honor

MANHATTAN, Kan. _ No surprise on this one.

Kansas State freshman men’s basketball player Michael Beasley was named Big 12 Conference player of the week, it was announced Monday.

Beasley, a 6-10 forward, is the first Wildcat to receive the honor since Jeremiah Massey on Jan. 31, 2005.Beasley set a Big 12 record for rebounds in a game Friday against Sacramento State with 24 (the record of 23 was shared by Kansas’ Nick Collison and Texas’ Kevin Durant). Beasley also scored 32 points that evening.On Sunday, Beasley scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against Pittsburg State.