Cooper graduate Sean McNeil Big 12 Co-Player of the Week.

Cooper senior Sean McNeil passes the ball ahead in transition during Cooper's 67-56 loss to Bowling Green in the state championship game of the KHSAA Sweet 16 in boys basketball March 19, 2017 at Rupp Arena, Lexington KY.

Oklahoma's Austin Reaves and West Virginia's Sean McNeil shared Big 12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week. McNeil is a first-time recipient.

McNeil averaged 23.5 points for WVU in a 1-1 week against top 25 opponents. He had a career-high 26 points in the win at No. 7 Texas Tech and followed that with 21 points vs. No. 12 Oklahoma. The junior guard hit five 3-point field goals in each game. He shot 60 percent from the floor, 58.8 percent from the 3-point arc and 87.5 percent from the free throw line for the week.

McNeil has started 15 of 20 games this season, averaging 11.6 points per game. He has hit 45 3-pointers, shooting 38.8 percent in 116 attempts. He has also made 36 of 41 free throws (87.8 percent).

He averaged 5.5 points per game last year in 15 minutes per game off the bench.

West Virginia guard Sean McNeil (22) is defended by North Texas guard JJ Murray (11) in Morgantown Dec. 11, 2020.

West Virginia is 14-6, 7-4 in the Big 12 Conference, and ranked 13th in Monday’s Associated Press national poll. The Mountaineers, coached by Bob Huggins, are led by Moeller grad Miles “Deuce” McBride, who averages 16.3 points per game.

McNeil, a junior, spent his freshman season at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, where he averaged 29.7 points per game was first-team All-American. He scored 40 or more points six times including a career-high 55.

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