The Big 12 announced junior Christian Braun earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors. Braun is playing tremendous basketball for the Jayhawks and has stepped up in clutch moments.
Christian Braun posted a career-high 31 points when the Kansas Jayhawks defeated St. John’s 95-75 on Friday, December 3rd. This is now the fourth time in his career he has scored over 20+ points in a game. By scoring 31 points, Braun now has six consecutive games of scoring double-digit points.
Christian Braun Is Having a Tremendous Year for the Kansas Jayhawks
The Kansas Jayhawks basketball team has relied heavily on the local Blue Valley Northwest guard. In the 2021-2022 season, Braun is second on the team with 16.3 points per game, only behind Ochai Agbaji. He is leading the team in rebounds with 7.3 per game. Braun also has a team-high 11 steals on the year.
Braun has been shooting the basketball at an impressive rate. He is 45-of-73 from the field which, is a team-high 61.6%. Braun also has performed well at the free-throw line. In the year, he is 17-of-20 from the free-throw line which, is 85%.
Christian Braun Is Not New to Accolades
Christian Braun is not new to accolades. In 2020 he was a part of the Big 12 All-Freshman Team. Braun would also win Big 12 Player of the Week on December 28th, 2020. In 2021 he was awarded All-Big 12 Honorable Mention, and he was also Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
He will look to continue to play at an elite level when the Kansas Jayhawks square off against UTEP on Tuesday, December 7th. The game will take place in Kansas City, Missouri inside the T-Mobile Arena. Tip-off is at 7:00 P.M. CT and will be aired on Big 12 NOW and ESPN+.