Ayoka Lee continued her strong freshman campaign with Kansas State women’s basketball, and was rewarded with Big 12 Freshman of the Week award Monday. She became the fourth player under Wildcats head coach Jeff Mittie to receive Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors.
Lee, a center out of Byron, Minnesota, had a strong week in the paint, averaging a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. She shot 64.3% from the field and averaged 2.5 blocks.
She put up a career-high 20 points with 11 rebounds and two blocks against Oral Roberts on Nov. 18. With that performance marking her second double-double, Lee became the first freshman in program history to record two double-doubles in each of her first three games. Lee is one of just four freshman in the nation to accomplish that feat.
Though UT Arlington packed the paint against K-State on Sunday, Lee still had six points, 13 rebounds and three blocks. She played a career-high 32 minutes that game.
Lee is averaging an early-season double-double with 12.5 points and 11 rebounds a contest. Lee leads Big 12 freshmen in rebounds per game and blocks per game (3.3) while ranking eighth in the nation in blocks per game.
Lee and the Wildcats head to Bimini, Bahamas, for the Junkanoo Jam on Friday and Saturday along with Memphis, LSU and N. 15 Michigan State.
The Wildcats play Memphis at 2 p.m. Friday and will next face LSU or No. 15 Michigan State at either 3:30 p.m. or 5:45 p.m. Saturday.