AMES, Iowa – Iowa State freshman big man Cameron Lard was named the Big 12’s Co-Newcomer of the Week after averaging 17.0 points, 7.5 Rebounds and 3.0 blocks as the Cyclones went 1-1 on the week.
Lard had perhaps the finest performance of his debut season in Cardinal & Gold on Saturday, helping the Cyclones to a 70-52 upset of No. 8 Texas Tech at Hilton Coliseum. The native of Natchitoches, La., scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds, to go with three blocks in the victory. He shot 9-of-11 from the field, and is shooting 68.3 percent in his last four games.
Lard’s three blocked shots brought his season total to 35, already the third-best freshman total in school history.
For the season, Lard is averaging 12.0 points and 7.0 rebounds to rank second on the team.