Bolton named Big 12 newcomer of the week

The following is a release from the Iowa State Athletics Department.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State sophomore Rasir Bolton has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. It is Bolton’s second honor this season. Kansas’ Udoka Azubuike was named the league’s player of the week.

Bolton scored 20+ points in both games for the Cyclones with averages of 22.0 points and 6.5 rebounds. The Petersburg, Virginia native tallied 21 points, five assists and a career-high nine boards in a win against Oklahoma State and followed with 23 points against Auburn. Bolton made 4-of-6 threes against OSU and connected on 16-of-18 free throws for the week.

Bolton and the Cyclones return to action Wednesday when the host No. 1 Baylor at 8 p.m.


Connor Ferguson


Connor will be covering women’s basketball for Cyclone Fanatic during the 2018-19 season. He is currently a junior enrolled at Iowa State and is studying journalism at Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism. Connor also covers a variety of sports around the state of Iowa, including Indoor football and motorsports for Last Word on Sports. He also appears on-air four times a week covering high school football for 1460 KXnO, college football for his own podcast, and professional sports for 88.5 KURE – Iowa State’s student radio station.

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