Kansas Star Hunter Dickinson Shines in Marquee Win over Kentucky, Earns AP Player of the Week

The national player of the week in men’s basketball for Week 2 of the season:

The 7-foot-2, 260-pound Michigan transfer had a game-high 27 points and career-high 21 rebounds for the top-ranked Jayhawks in a marquee matchup with Kentucky. Kansas rallied from 14 down to beat the 16th-ranked Wildcats. He posted the Big 12’s first 25-point, 20-rebound performance against a ranked opponent since Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin in November 2008 and became the first Jayhawk to hit those numbers in any game since Thomas Robinson in December 2011.

Ben Krikke (Iowa), Quinten Post (Boston College), Marcus Tsohonis (Long Beach State).

USC’s Isaiah Collier. The McDonald’s All-American ranked No. 2 in the 247sports recruiting rankings is off to a fast start. The point guard entered Tuesday averaging 21.0 points to tie for the most by any freshman nationally (the other being Harvard’s Malik Mack) while the Pac-12 has named him its top freshman twice in as many weeks.


AP voters: Aaron Beard, Cliff Brunt, Gary B. Graves, Beth Harris, Mike Marot, John Marshall, Eric Olson, Dave Skretta.