Hutchinson CC Sports Information
With a career-high performance and buzzer-beating shot last week, Hutchinson Community College sophomore J.J. Rhymes was named the Jayhawk Conference's Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Tuesday.
The sophomore guard from Phoenix, Arizona, averaged 27.5 points per game in victories over Butler and Barton while shooting 66.7 percent from the floor and 40 percent from 3-point range.
Against Butler, Rhymes scored 41 points, 32 coming in the second half, as Hutchinson rallied from 26 points down in the first half, 25 early in the second half to win. Still trailing by 2 in the final seconds, Rhymes got a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to fall to complete an 82-21 comeback, the largest comeback in Blue Dragon history.
Rhymes' 41-point effort tied for the fifth-most points scored in team history.
Against Barton, Rhymes was closely defended all night, but still scored 14 points and had five assists against the Cougars.
This is Rhymes' first Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week award in his career. Rhymes is the second Blue Dragon to earn Player of the Week honors. Devonte Bandoo earned weekly honors on November 28.