Kouat Noi is starting to get noticed, and rightfully so. The sophomore is TCU’s second-leading scorer this season, averaging 14.7 points per game, and he recently moved into the starting lineup.
Now, after a stellar week, Noi has been tabbed as the Big 12’s Player of the Week.
The Big 12 Player of the Week is Kouat Noi!— TCU Basketball (@TCUBasketball) January 28, 2019
He averaged 18.5 points and 8.5 rebounds and recorded his first career double-double to lead the Frogs to two wins.#GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/bwH7XyL7q1
Noi’s week included a 15 point, 11 rebound double-double as TCU beat Texas, and a game-high 22 points during TCU’s win over Florida on Saturday.
His addition to the starting lineup has allowed TCU to have more length on the floor. Noi stands at 6-foot-7, making him a mismatch against smaller defenders as he slides to the 3, playing next to JD Miller and Kevin Samuel.
His outside scoring threat (he’s sixth in the Big 12, shooting 40.4% from three), also helps TCU space the floor - something Jaylen Fisher had started to do this season playing off of Alex Robinson, but alas.
Noi and the Frogs have a chance to notch their first Big 12 road win of the season on Monday night, as they travel to Lubbock to play Texas Tech. The game tips at 8pm on ESPN.