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leviw
03-04-2007, 04:45 PM
http://www.big12sports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/030407aac.html

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kevin Durant, Texas, F/G, Fr., 6-9, 225, Suitland, Md./Montrose Christian

DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Mario Chalmers, Kansas, G, So., 6-1, 195, Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett
Marcus Dove, Oklahoma State, G/F, Jr., 6-9, 215, Long Beach, Calif./Millikan

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Stefhon Hannah, Missouri, G, Jr., 6-0, 175, Chicago, Ill./Chipola CC/Hyde Park

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Kevin Durant, Texas, F/G, Fr., 6-9, 225, Suitland, Md./Montrose Christian

SIXTH MAN AWARD
Cartier Martin, Kansas State, G/F, Sr., 6-7, 220, Houston, Texas/Nimitz

COACH OF THE YEAR
Billy Gillispie, Texas A&M (Career: 98-56 - 5th season; At A&M: 68-24 - 3rd season)

All-Big 12 First Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School(s)
Brandon Rush, Kansas G 6-6 210 So. Kansas City, Mo./Mt. Zion Academy (N.C.)
Julian Wright, Kansas F 6-8 225 So. Chicago Heights, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor
Mario Boggan, Oklahoma State F/C 6-7 240 Sr. Durham, N.C./Hargrave Military Academy/Chipola CC
Kevin Durant, Texas** F/G 6-9 225 Fr. Suitland, Md./Montrose Christian
Acie Law, Texas A&M** G 6-3 195 Sr. Dallas, Texas/Kimball
Jarrius Jackson, Texas Tech G 6-2 185 Sr. Monroe, La./Ouachita


All-Big 12 Second Team
David Hoskins, Kansas State G/F 6-5 225 Jr. Canton, Mich./Plymouth Salem/Schoolcraft
Cartier Martin, Kansas State G/F 6-7 220 Sr. Houston, Texas/Nimitz
Aleks Maric, Nebraska C 6-11 270 Jr. Sydney, Australia/Australian Institute for Sport
D.J. Augustin, Texas G 5-11 175 Fr. New Orleans, La./Brother Martin
Joseph Jones, Texas A&M F 6-9 250 Jr. Normangee, Texas/Normangee


All-Big 12 Third Team
Mario Chalmers, Kansas G 6-1 195 So. Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett
Stefhon Hannah, Missouri G 6-0 175 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Chipola CC/Hyde Park
Nate Carter, Oklahoma F 6-6 220 Sr. San Diego, Calif./UC Riverside
JamesOn Curry, Oklahoma State G 6-3 190 Jr. Pleasant Grove, N.C./Eastern Alamance
Martin Zeno, Texas Tech G 6-5 208 Jr. Sulphur, La./Sulphur


All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Listed alphabetically by school)
Aaron Bruce (Baylor), Curtis Jerrells (Baylor), Richard Roby (Colorado), Mike Taylor (Iowa State), Darrell Arthur (Kansas), Sherron Collins (Kansas), A.J. Abrams (Texas), Josh Carter (Texas A&M), Antanas Kavaliauskas (Texas A&M)


Big 12 All-Defensive Team
Mario Chalmers, Kansas G 6-1 195 So. Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett
Russell Robinson, Kansas G 6-1 200 Jr. New York, N.Y./Rice
Marcus Dove, Oklahoma State G/F 6-9 215 Jr. Long Beach, Calif./Millikan
Kevin Durant, Texas F/G 6-9 225 Fr. Suitland, Md./Montrose Christian
Dominique Kirk, Texas A&M G 6-3 180 Jr. Dallas, Texas/Bryan Adams


Big 12 All-Rookie Team
Wesley Johnson, Iowa State F 6-7 195 Fr. Corsicana, Texas/Corsicana/Patterson School (N.C.)
Darrell Arthur, Kansas F 6-9 230 Fr. Dallas, Texas/South Oak Cliff
Sherron Collins, Kansas** G 5-11 200 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Crane
Stefhon Hannah, Missouri G 6-0 175 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Chipola CC/Hyde Park
Kevin Durant, Texas** F/G 6-9 225 Fr. Suitland, Md./Montrose Christian
D.J. Augustin, Texas** G 5-11 175 Fr. New Orleans, La./Brother Martin

CoMoChief
03-04-2007, 04:59 PM
Chalmers should have been 2nd team.

Cartier Martin 6th man of the year? That seems a little odd.

leviw
03-04-2007, 05:04 PM
Chalmers should have been 2nd team.

Cartier Martin 6th man of the year? That seems a little odd.

Chalmers struggled for most of the Big 12 schedule up until the K-State game in Manhattan a few weeks ago.

Martin came off the bench from Jan. 13 until yesterday when he started for Senior Day. He'll go back to being the sixth man for the Tournaments.

CoMoChief
03-04-2007, 05:05 PM
Chalmers struggled for most of the Big 12 schedule up until the K-State game in Manhattan a few weeks ago.

Martin came off the bench from Jan. 13 until yesterday when he started for Senior Day. He'll go back to being the sixth man for the Tournaments.

Hmm, I thought Martin started. Oh well.

ChiTown
03-04-2007, 05:06 PM
Couple of things.

1. Rush is NOT a 1st team All Big 12 player. That's fuggin LOL funny right there, IMO

2. Durrant isn't anywhere close to being 1st All Big 12 Defensive Team. He's improved, but his team D and switching are pathetic.

3. Akeem Wright not on the All B12 Defensive Team is is blatant oversight. He draws the toughest matchup every game, and does a damn good job as a stopper.

leviw
03-04-2007, 05:11 PM
Couple of things.

1. Rush is NOT a 1st team All Big 12 player. That's fuggin LOL funny right there, IMO

2. Durrant isn't anywhere close to being 1st All Big 12 Defensive Team. He's improved, but his team D and switching are pathetic.

3. Akeem Wright not on the All B12 Defensive Team is is blatant oversight. He draws the toughest matchup every game, and does a damn good job as a stopper.

1. I agree, but they like to honor the Big 12 Champs on the first team.

2. Durant leads the league in blocked shots, so I'm sure that has something to do with it.

3. I very much agree with this. Wright's done a great job all year. Nothing else he does sticks out though, and I'm sure that's where he gets penalized. People don't know his name. Too bad, too, he's a great defensive player and deserves to be on the list.

CoMoChief
03-04-2007, 05:15 PM
1. I agree, but they like to honor the Big 12 Champs on the first team.

2. Durant leads the league in blocked shots, so I'm sure that has something to do with it.

3. I very much agree with this. Wright's done a great job all year. Nothing else he does sticks out though, and I'm sure that's where he gets penalized. People don't know his name. Too bad, too, he's a great defensive player and deserves to be on the list.

Durant led in rebounds too.

leviw
03-04-2007, 05:16 PM
Durant led in rebounds too.

Good point.

ChiTown
03-04-2007, 05:17 PM
1. I agree, but they like to honor the Big 12 Champs on the first team.

2. Durant leads the league in blocked shots, so I'm sure that has something to do with it.

3. I very much agree with this. Wright's done a great job all year. Nothing else he does sticks out though, and I'm sure that's where he gets penalized. People don't know his name. Too bad, too, he's a great defensive player and deserves to be on the list.

1. Agree - happens every year. Still not a worthy 1st teamer. I would have put Maric (NU) in his place.

2. That's the problem though. He's a shot blocker on D, but not much else. His team Defense is gawdawful. I realize he get's a lot of rebounds, but he's not a defensive stopper.

3. Absolutely agree.

BWillie
03-04-2007, 05:21 PM
I think Brandon Rush should be second team, not first team, but he should of been on the all defensive team. I think he's one of our better defenders. I'd probably put Russell for defensive player of the year, instead of Chalmers. While Chalmers is a good defender, he's not a great on ball defender, however he is an extremly great defender off the ball.

BWillie
03-04-2007, 05:22 PM
BTW, what are they doing giving out Big 12 Awards already? Iowa State and Oklahoma State still have one game left to play.

leviw
03-04-2007, 05:23 PM
1. Agree - happens every year. Still not a worthy 1st teamer. I would have put Maric (NU) in his place.

2. That's the problem though. He's a shot blocker on D, but not much else. His team Defense is gawdawful. I realize he get's a lot of rebounds, but he's not a defensive stopper.

3. Absolutely agree.

1. I could make a case to put Martin in his place, and wouldn't feel bad about it.

2. These awards award statistics and good teams, so it awards guys like Rush and hurts guys like Wright. Sad reality.

leviw
03-04-2007, 05:25 PM
BTW, what are they doing giving out Big 12 Awards already? Iowa State and Oklahoma State still have one game left to play.

They set the date before the season to hand them out the day after the season ends. ISU and OSU are making up a game that was PPD earlier in the season.

WilliamTheIrish
03-04-2007, 05:31 PM
1. I agree, but they like to honor the Big 12 Champs on the first team.

2. Durant leads the league in blocked shots, so I'm sure that has something to do with it.

3. I very much agree with this. Wright's done a great job all year. Nothing else he does sticks out though, and I'm sure that's where he gets penalized. People don't know his name. Too bad, too, he's a great defensive player and deserves to be on the list.

Akeem leads the team in rpg also. Tough call. Although I don't really have a problem with the defensive team as voted.

ChiTown
03-04-2007, 05:32 PM
1. I could make a case to put Martin in his place, and wouldn't feel bad about it.

2. These awards award statistics and good teams, so it awards guys like Rush and hurts guys like Wright. Sad reality.

Solid point on #2.

CoMoChief
03-04-2007, 06:14 PM
I think Brandon Rush should be second team, not first team, but he should of been on the all defensive team. I think he's one of our better defenders. I'd probably put Russell for defensive player of the year, instead of Chalmers. While Chalmers is a good defender, he's not a great on ball defender, however he is an extremly great defender off the ball.


You think Rush is a good defender? If anything he's one of the worst defenders of all of KU's starters. He had a great game Sat. against TX when Self put him on Durant but if you are going to judge an entire season clearly Rush wasn't good on defense at all.

leviw
03-04-2007, 06:29 PM
You think Rush is a good defender? If anything he's one of the worst defenders of all of KU's starters. He had a great game Sat. against TX when Self put him on Durant but if you are going to judge an entire season clearly Rush wasn't good on defense at all.

ROFL

Bill Self, 2-10-07: "Brandonís our best defender. Heís also been our leading rebounder, and going into the A&M game, heís been our best performer in conference play by far."

NFL16
03-04-2007, 06:42 PM
I probably sound stupid but... What is the difference between Rookie of the year and best newcomer?

WilliamTheIrish
03-04-2007, 06:45 PM
I probably sound stupid but... What is the difference between Rookie of the year and best newcomer?

ROYTT(FOTY) is for incoming freshman.

NOTY is for any player. It could be a freshman or a guy who transferred from JUCO or another D-1 institution.

DJay23
03-04-2007, 06:53 PM
You think Rush is a good defender? If anything he's one of the worst defenders of all of KU's starters. He had a great game Sat. against TX when Self put him on Durant but if you are going to judge an entire season clearly Rush wasn't good on defense at all.
He was our shutdown guy this year. Remember the dude @ISU who was going nuts from 3? Put Rush on him and he go bye bye. Rush is a stopper. That's just one example besides the job on Durant that jumps to mind, I'm sure there were others.

banyon
03-04-2007, 06:54 PM
All-Big 12 Third Team
Mario Chalmers, Kansas G 6-1 195 So. Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett
Stefhon Hannah, Missouri G 6-0 175 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Chipola CC/Hyde Park
Nate Carter, Oklahoma F 6-6 220 Sr. San Diego, Calif./UC Riverside
JamesOn Curry, Oklahoma State G 6-3 190 Jr. Pleasant Grove, N.C./Eastern Alamance
Martin Zeno, Texas Tech G 6-5 208 Jr. Sulphur, La./Sulphur

:hmmm: Who's going to play center for this team?

CoMoChief
03-04-2007, 07:01 PM
:hmmm: Who's going to play center for this team?

They dont necessarily choose players by a standard 5 man position team. Especially when it comes down to 3rd team and honorable mention selections.

jAZ
03-04-2007, 08:05 PM
All-Big 12 First Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School(s)
Brandon Rush, Kansas G 6-6 210 So. Kansas City, Mo./Mt. Zion Academy (N.C.)
Julian Wright, Kansas F 6-8 225 So. Chicago Heights, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor
Mario Boggan, Oklahoma State F/C 6-7 240 Sr. Durham, N.C./Hargrave Military Academy/Chipola CC
Kevin Durant, Texas** F/G 6-9 225 Fr. Suitland, Md./Montrose Christian
Acie Law, Texas A&M** G 6-3 195 Sr. Dallas, Texas/Kimball
Jarrius Jackson, Texas Tech G 6-2 185 Sr. Monroe, La./Ouachita
Why are there 6 players on the 1st team?

ArrowheadHawk
03-04-2007, 09:36 PM
Why are there 6 players on the 1st team?
i think some kstate grad thought that you play the game with 6 guys

leviw
03-04-2007, 09:48 PM
Why are there 6 players on the 1st team?

You all realize they don't actually play games with these teams, right?

If there's a tie in the voting for the fifth spot, then I'm sure they add both.