Three Oklahoma women’s basketball players earned recognition as the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Awards were announced Wednesday.
Sophomore center Vionise Pierre-Louis was selected as the Big 12’s Sixth Man of the Year, while redshirt senior forward Kaylon Williams earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors for the second straight season. Redshirt junior guard Peyton Little was named an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection.
The honors were voted on by the league’s head coaches who are not allowed to vote for their own players.
Pierre-Louis led the Big 12 with a .625 shooting percentage and averaged 9.3 points per game during the regular season in 29 appearances off the bench. The sophomore also ranked first in conference play with a .633 clip, averaging 10.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per contest against league competition. She is third OU player to win the award, joining Sharane Campbell-Olds (2012) and Nyeshia Stevenson (2009).
Williams led the Sooners in scoring (13.1) and rebounding (7.2) during the regular season. She ranks eighth in rebounding and 10th in scoring in the Big 12 heading into postseason play. This season, Williams also became the 31st player in OU history to score 1,000 career points.
Little is second on the team with 11.1 points per game, leading the Sooners with 44 made 3-pointers this year. She also ranks first on the team and is 10th in the league with 1.6 steals per game.
Oklahoma begins play at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championships on Saturday as the No. 5 seed. The Sooners will take on No. 4 seed Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. CT inside Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
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