All Big 12 Mens Basketball Awards

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, May 19th, 2018

AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 17: Head coach Chris Beard of the Texas Tech Red Raiders (center) talks with his team during the game with the Texas Longhorns at the Frank Erwin Center on January 17, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Men’s Basketball All-Big 12
Awards AnnouncedDevonte’ Graham earned Kansas’ ninth overall and second-consecutive Player of the Year honor while Bill Self (Kansas)
and Chris Beard (Texas Tech) tied for Coach of the Year, headlining the 2017-18 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball awards.
Graham led the Jayhawks to their 14th consecutive and 18th overall Big 12 regular season title. He was the unanimous choice for Player of the Year and the All-Big 12 First Team after earning second team accolades last year.
Co-Coaches of the Year were chosen for just the second time in Conference history (2011-12). Self was honored for the sixth season and second consecutive. Beard picked up his first Big 12 honor in his second season at Texas Tech while guiding the Red Raiders to a second-place tie in the Conference.
Jevon Carter (West Virginia) was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year for the second-straight season and is just the third player from an autonomy league to be named to an All-Defensive Team all four years of his career. He was a unanimous choice for All-Big 12 First Team and the Defensive Team.
Terry Maston (Baylor) garnered the Sixth Man Award while Malik Newman (Kansas) picked up Newcomer of the Year and Trae Young (Oklahoma) was awarded Freshman of the Year. Young leads the nation in points (27.5) and assists (8.9). He was a unanimous pick on the All-Big 12 First Team and All-Big 12 Newcomer Team.
Dean Wade (Kansas State) and Keenan Evans (Texas Tech) were also chosen to the All-Big 12 First Team along with Graham, Carter and Young.
The official All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league’s head coaches,and allowed to vote for their own players.

2017-18 Phillips 66 All Big 12 Awards
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Trae Young, Oklahoma, G
SIXTH MAN AWARD
Terry Maston, Baylor, F, Sr.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Bill Self, Kansas (15th season at KU)
Chris Beard, Tech (2nd season at TTU)PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Devonte’ Graham, Kansas, G, Sr.**
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jevon Carter, West Virginia, G, Sr.
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Malik Newman, Kansas, G, So.

All-Big 12 First Team
Pos.    Ht.    Wt.    Cl.    Hometown
Devonte’ Graham, Kansas**    G    6-2    185    Sr.    Raleigh, N.C.
Dean Wade, Kansas State        F    6-10    228    Jr.    St. John, Kan.
Trae Young, Oklahoma**        G    6-2    180    Fr.    Norman, Okla.
Keenan Evans, Texas Tech**    G    6-3    190    Sr.    Richardson,Tx
Jevon Carter, West Virginia**    G    6-2     205    Sr.    Maywood,Ill.All-Big 12 Second Team
Pos.    Ht.    Wt.    Cl.    Hometown
Manu Lecomte, Baylor        G    5-11    175    Sr.         Brussels
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Kansas    G    6-8    205    Sr.    Cherkasy
Barry Brown, Jr., Kansas State    G    6-3    195    Jr.    St. Petersburg
Kenrich Williams, TCU        F    6-7    210    Sr.    Waco, Texas
Mohamba Bamba, Texas        F    6-11    225    Fr.    Harlem, N.Y.

All-Big 12 Third Team
Pos.    Ht.    Wt.    Cl.    Hometown
Jo Lual-Acuil, Jr., Baylor        C    7-0    225    Sr.    Melbourne
Udoka Azubuike, Kansas        C    7-0    280    So.    Delta, Nigeria
Jeffrey Carroll, Oklahoma State    G    6-6    220    Sr.    Rowlett,Texas
Vladimir Brodziansky, TCU    F    6-11    230    Sr.    Prievidza
Sagaba Konate, West Virginia    F    6-8    260    So.    Bamako, Mali

All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Listed alphabetically by school)
Cameron Lard (Iowa State),  Donovan Jackson (Iowa State), Lindell Wigginton (Iowa State), Lagerald Vick (Kansas), Matt Coleman (Texas), Dylan Osetkowski (Texas), Kerwin Roach II (Texas), Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech)

Big 12 All-Defensive Team
Pos.    Ht.    Wt.    Cl.    Hometown.
Barry Brown, Jr., Kansas State    G    6-3    195    Jr.    St. Petersburg
Mohamba Bamba, Texas**    F    6-11    225    Fr.    Harlem, N.Y
Sagaba Konate, West Virginia    F    6-8    260    So.    Bamako, Mali
Jevon Carter, West Virginia**    G    6-2    205    Sr.    Maywood, Ill.
Zhaire Smith, Texas Tech        G    6-5    195    Fr.    Garland, Texas

Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
Lindell Wigginton, Iowa State    G     6-2    188    Fr.    Dartmouth
Malik Newman, Kansas        G    6-3    190    So.    Jackson, Miss.
Trae Young, Oklahoma**        G    6-2    180    Fr.    Norman, Okla.
Mohamed Bamba, Texas        F    6-11    225    Fr.    Harlem, N.Y,
Zhaire Smith, Texas Tech        G    6-5    195    Fr.    Garland, Texas

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