Texas forward Tre Mitchell was the only Big 12 player selected to the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award watch list released on Thursday.
Mitchell was one of eight transfers new Texas head coach Chris Beard brought to the program this offseason. The former UMass forward transferred to Texas in June after scoring 18.8 points and pulling down 7.2 rebounds per game for the Minutemen last season.
That’s a carbon-copy of his numbers from the previous season.
Mitchell joins an all-new frontcourt that is likely to feature former Utah forward Timmy Allen, former Vanderbilt forward Dylan Disu and former Creighton forward Christian Bishop, among others.
The Malone Power Forward of the Year Award is named after the former NBA Hall of Famer, who went to college at Louisiana Tech. The award recognizes the top power forward in Division I men’s college basketball.
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2022 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award Candidates
(Big 12 Players in Bold)
Azoulas Tubelis, Arizona
Jabari Smith, Auburn
David Roddy, Colorado St.
Paolo Banchero, Duke
Drew Timme, Gonzaga
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
Kenneth Lofton Jr., Louisiana Tech
Eli Scott, Loyola Marymount
Darius Days, LSU
Donta Scott, Maryland
DeAndre Williams, Memphis
Dawson Garcia, North Carolina
EJ Liddell, Ohio State
Quincy Guerrier, Oregon
Trevion Williams, Purdue
John Fulkerson, Tennessee
Tre Mitchell, Texas
Isaiah Mobley, USC
Jayden Gardner, Virginia
Keve Aluma, Virginia Tech