The Big 12 Conference released their All-Conference selections yesterday and so we thought we'd do the same today from our own perspective. Here are the Big 12 All-Conference selections according to us.
Player of the Year
Kevin Durant (Texas)
Acie Law (Texas A&M)
Offensive Player of the Year
Kevin Durant (Texas): Averaged 25.1 points per game throughout the entire season.
Jarrius Jackson (Texas Tech): Averaged 20.2 points per game throughout the entire season.
Defensive Player of the Year
Marcus Dove (Oklahoma State): The only player in the conference to make Kevin Durant look somewhat human.
Freshman of the Year
Kevin Durant (Texas): Has there ever been a player dominate a conference as a freshman the way Durant has?
Coach of the Year
Rick Barnes (Texas) - The Longhorns finished third in the conference with four freshmen in the starting lineup.
Billy Gillispie (Texas A&M) - The Aggies had a better overall season than the Longhorns but unlike Texas they did it with upper classmen.
New Coach of the Year
Bob Huggins (Kansas State) - Huggins will do for Wildcat basketball what Bill Snyder did for the school's football program.
All Big 12 Team
Brandon Rush, Kansas
Julian Wright, Kansas
Kevin Durant, Texas
Acie Law, Texas A&M
Jarrius Jackson, Texas Tech
First player off the bench
D.J. Augustin (Texas)