Carter, Jones, Jordan Earn Big 12 Honors

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IRVING -- Texas A&M’s Josh Carter and Joseph Jones have been named honorable mention All-Big 12 and DeAndre Jordan as selected to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team in the 2007-08 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Awards. The official All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league’s head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players.

Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley was named Big 12 Player and Freshman of the Year, the second consecutive year a freshman has won both accolades from the Big 12. Defensive Player of the Year was won by Oklahoma State’s Marcus Dove, who shared the award last season. Missouri junior DeMarre Carroll was named the Newcomer of the Year, and Kansas’ S sophomore Sherron Collins captured the Sixth Man Award. Texas ‘ Rick Barnes is the Big 12 Coach of the Year.

Carter led the Aggies in scoring with a 12.5 average while Jones was second at 10.6.

2007-08 PHILLIPS 66 ALL-BIG 12 MEN’S BASKETBALL AWARDS

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr., 6-10, 235, Washington, D.C./Notre Dame Prep [Mass.]

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Marcus Dove, Oklahoma State, G/F, Sr., 6-9, 215, Long Beach, Calif./Millikan

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

DeMarre Carroll, Missouri, F, Jr., 6-8, 225, Birmingham, Ala./John Carroll/Vanderbilt

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Michael Beasley, Kansas State, F, Fr., 6-10, 235, Washington, D.C./Notre Dame Prep [Mass.]

SIXTH MAN AWARD

Sherron Collins, Kansas, G, So., 5-11, 200, Chicago, Ill./Crane

COACH OF THE YEAR

Rick Barnes, Texas [Career: 444-225, 21st season; At UT: 242-91, 10th season]

All-Big 12 First Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School(s)

Curtis Jerrells, Baylor G 6-1 200 Jr. Austin, Texas/Del Valle

Darrell Arthur, Kansas F 6-9 230 So. Dallas, Texas/South Oak Cliff

Brandon Rush, Kansas G 6-6 210 Jr. Kansas City, Mo./Mt. Zion Academy [N.C.]

Michael Beasley, Kansas State** F 6-10 235 Fr. Washington, D.C./Notre Dame Prep [Mass.]

Blake Griffin, Oklahoma F 6-10 243 Fr. Oklahoma City, Okla./Oklahoma Christian School

D.J. Augustin, Texas** G 6-0 180 So. New Orleans, La./Brother Martin

All-Big 12 Second Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School(s)

Mario Chalmers, Kansas G 6-1 195 Jr. Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett

Aleks Maric, Nebraska C 6-11 275 Sr. Sydney, Australia/Australian Institute for Sport/Life Center [N.J.]

A.J. Abrams, Texas G 5-11 155 Jr. Round Rock, Texas/McNeil

Damion James, Texas F 6-7 230 So. Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches

Martin Zeno, Texas Tech G 6-5 208 Sr. Sulphur, La./Sulphur

All-Big 12 Third Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School(s)

Richard Roby, Colorado G 6-6 200 Sr. San Bernardino, Calif./Lawrence Academy [Mass.]

Jiri Hubalek, Iowa State C 6-11 240 Sr. Prague, Czech Republic/Marshalltown CC

Darnell Jackson, Kansas F 6-8 250 Sr. Oklahoma City, Okla./Midwest City

Bill Walker, Kansas State F 6-6 220 Fr. Huntington, W. Va./North College Hill [Ohio]

Byron Eaton, Oklahoma State G 5-11 215 Jr. Dallas, Texas/Lincoln

All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Listed alphabetically by school)

Henry Dugat (Baylor), Kevin Rogers (Baylor), Wesley Johnson (Iowa State), DeMarre Carroll (Missouri), James Anderson (Oklahoma State),

Marcus Dove (Oklahoma State), Josh Carter (Texas A&M), Joseph Jones (Texas A&M)

Big 12 All-Defensive Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School(s)

Rahshon Clark, Iowa State F 6-6 210 Sr. Queens, N.Y./Beach Channel/Bridgton Academy [Maine]

Mario Chalmers, Kansas G 6-1 195 Jr. Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett

Russell Robinson, Kansas G 6-1 200 Sr. New York, N.Y./Rice

Marcus Dove, Oklahoma State** G/F 6-9 215 Sr. Long Beach, Calif./Millikan

Justin Mason, Texas G 6-2 198 So. Amarillo, Texas/Palo Duro

Big 12 All-Rookie Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School(s)

Michael Beasley, Kansas State** F 6-10 235 Fr. Washington, D.C./Notre Dame Prep [Mass.]

Bill Walker, Kansas State F 6-6 220 Fr. Huntington, W. Va./North College Hill [Ohio]

Blake Griffin, Oklahoma F 6-10 243 Fr. Oklahoma City, Okla./Oklahoma Christian School

James Anderson, Oklahoma State G/F 6-6 195 Fr. Junction City, Ark./Junction City

DeAndre Jordan, Texas A&M F 7-0 255 Fr. Houston, Texas/Christian Life Center



 
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