Alec Burks Named To The All-Big 12 Team, Higgins And Knutson Also Honored

Colorado sophomore guard Alec Burks has been named a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 team, the only unanimous selection outside of Kansas State guard Jacob Pullen. Senior Buffalo guard Cory Higgins was named to the third team and senior Levi Knutson was co-sixth man of the year along with Baylor's Quincy Acy

Player of the Year
Marcus Morris, Kansas, F, Jr., 6-9, 235, Philadelphia, Pa./Prep Charter/APEX Academy [N.J.]

Defensive Player of the Year
Dogus Balbay, Texas, G, Sr., 6-1, 175, Istanbul, Turkey/Brewster Academy [N.H.]

Newcomer of the Year
Ricardo Ratliffe, Missouri, F, Jr., 6-8, 240, Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan/Central Florida CC

Freshman of the Year
Tristan Thompson, Texas, F, Fr., 6-8, 225, Brampton, Ontario/Findlay Prep [Nev.]

Sixth Man Award
Quincy Acy, Baylor, F, Jr., 6-7, 225, Mesquite, Texas/Horn
Levi Knutson, Colorado, G, Sr., 6-4, 200, Littleton, Colo./Arapahoe

Coach of the Year
Bill Self, Kansas [Career: 438-150, 18th season; At KU: 231-45, 8th season]

ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School(s)
LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor G 6-4 200 Sr. Monroe, La./Excelsior Christian School
Alec Burks, Colorado** G 6-6 195 So. Grandview, Mo./Grandview
Marcus Morris, Kansas F 6-9 235 Jr. Philadelphia, Pa./Prep Charter/APEX Academy [N.J.]
Jacob Pullen, Kansas State** G 6-0 200 Sr. Maywood, Ill./Proviso East
Marcus Denmon, Missouri G 6-3 185 Jr. Kansas City, Mo./Hogan Prep
Jordan Hamilton, Texas G/F 6-7 220 So. Compton, Calif./Dominguez

Check the second and third teams below...

ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School(s)
Perry Jones III, Baylor F/C 6-11 235 Fr. Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville
Diante Garrett, Iowa State G 6-4 190 Sr. Milwaukee, Wis./Vincent
Markieff Morris, Kansas F 6-10 252 Jr. Philadelphia, Pa./Prep Charter/APEX Academy [N.J.]
Tristan Thompson, Texas F 6-8 225 Fr. Brampton, Ontario/Findlay Prep [Nev.]
Khris Middleton, Texas A&M F 6-7 215 So. North Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud

ALL-BIG 12 THIRD TEAM
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School(s)
Cory Higgins, Colorado G 6-5 180 Sr. Danville, Calif./Monte Vista/ The Pendleton School [Fla.]
Rodney McGruder, Kansas State G 6-4 205 So. Washington, D.C./Arlington Country Day [Fla.]
Lance Jeter, Nebraska G 6-3 222 Sr. Beaver Falls, Pa./Beaver Falls/Cincinnati/Polk CC [Fla.]
Marshall Moses, Oklahoma State F 6-7 255 Sr. Aiken, S.C./The Patterson School [N.C.]
Gary Johnson, Texas F 6-6 238 Sr. Houston, Texas/Aldine
David Loubeau, Texas A&M F 6-8 230 Jr. Miami, Fla./Westlake Prep

Check out the rest of the award winners here.

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