Curtis Jones posted 23 points and six rebounds in his first home game at Oklahoma State, and on Wednesday the Big 12 Conference rewarded him with Co-Newcomer of the Week honors.
The 23 points and six boards against Central Arkansas were both career highs for the junior. It marks the most points by an OSU player in his Gallagher-Iba Arena debut since James Anderson in 2007. Jones was 5-of-10 from 3-point against the Bears, which tied for the most 3-point makes by any Cowboy this season.
This is OSU's first Big 12 weekly award of the season. Jones shared the Newcomer of the Week honor with Miles Reynolds of Oklahoma. Dedric Lawson of Kansas was named the Player of the Week.
Over the summer, Andy Katz named Jones one of the nation's top-15 transfers heading into the 2018-19 season. The Richmond, Virginia native appeared in 40 games for Indiana over the previous two seasons. The junior shot 35.0 percent (21-of-60) from beyond the arc in 2016-17, and scored 3.5 points in 11.2 minutes per game as a true freshman. Jones was a standout at Huntington Prep and a consensus top-100 recruit prior to his time in Bloomington.
Jones and the Cowboys return from the holiday break to take on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets start at just $5 at okstate.com/tickets or at 877-ALL-4-OSU.