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Thursday / July 9.
  • Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham named Big 12 Player of the year, Oklahoma’s Trae Young Freshman of the Year

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    Kansas senior guard Devonte’ Graham was named the Big 12 Player of the Year on Saturday, while Oklahoma’s Trae Young was named Freshman of the Year.

    Graham averaged 17.6 points, 7.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds for the Jayhawks.

    Young averaged 27.5 points, 8.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds for the Sooners.

    West Virginia’s Jevon Carter was named Defensive Player of the Year, while Kansas’ Malik Newman was named Newcomer of the Year.

    Kansas coach Bill Self, who won a 14th straight Big 12 regular-season title, and Texas Tech’s Chris Beard were selected co-Coaches of the Year.

     

    2017-18 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Awards

    Player of the Year: Devonte’ Graham (Kansas)

    Defensive Player of the Year: Jevon Carter (West Virginia)

    Newcomer of the Year: Malik Newman (Kansas)

    Freshman of the Year: Trae Young (Oklahoma)

    Sixth-Man Award: Terry Maston (Baylor)

    Coach of the Year: Bill Self (Kansas) and Chris Beard (Texas Tech)

    All-Big 12 First Team

    Devonte’ Graham (Kansas), Dean Wade (Kansas State), Trae Young (Oklahoma), Keenan Evans (Texas Tech), Jevon Carter (West Virginia)

    All-Big 12 Second Team

    Manu Lecomte (Baylor), Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Kansas), Barry Brown Jr. (Kansas State), Kenrich Williams (TCU), Mohamed Bamba (TEXAS)

    All-Big 12 Third Team

    Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. (Baylor), Udoka Azubuike (Kansas), Jeffrey Carroll (Oklahoma State), Vladimir Brodziansky (TCU), Sagaba Konate (West Virginia)

    All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

    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

    Barry Brown Jr. (Kansas State), Mohamed Bamba (TEXAS), Sagaba Konate (West Virginia), Jevon Carter (West Virginia), Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech)

    Big 12 All-Newcomer Team

    Lindell Wigginton (Iowa State), Malik Newman (Kansas), Trae Young (Oklahoma), Mohamed Bamba (TEXAS), Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.