Buddy Hield is still at the top, but Monte has closed the gap. A surprising addition to the first team is Taurean Prince, who closed the season out very strong, scoring in double figures in his last 15 conference games. I had Mason and Anderson tied, but I'd give the nod to Mason. Two KU players on the first team is appropriate this year.
Jameel McKay made a huge leap in the rankings, benefiting from the increased minutes that come along with starting. He's now 17th in scoring, 3rd in rebounding and still 2nd in blocks. I feel very good about the other players on the second team, including Georges.
No big surprises on the 3rd team and honorable mention.
For the first time, I'll try to predict the other honors as well.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
SIXTH MAN AWARD
COACH OF THE YEAR
|Big 12 All-Defensive Team|
|Big 12 All-Newcomer Team|