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Big 12 Announces 2022-23 Preseason All-Conference Men’s Basketball Team

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The Big 12 has released its All-Conference team ahead of media days, which are to be held in Kansas City next week.

The preseason team was selected by a voting process from the league’s head coaches and consists of six players, along with the Preseason Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and Freshman of the Year.

Here is a look at the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, courtesy of the Big 12 conference.

 

PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 TEAM

Name, SchoolPos.HeightClassHometown/Previous School(s)
Adam Flagler, Baylor*G6-3RSr.Duluth, Ga./Duluth   
Jalen Wilson, Kansas*F6-8RJr.Denton, Texas/Guyer
Avery Anderson III, Oklahoma StateG6-3Sr.Justin, Texas/Northwest
Mike Miles Jr., TCU*G6-2Jr.Highland Hills, Texas/Lancaster
Timmy Allen, TexasF6-6Sr.Mesa, Ariz./Red Mountain/Utah
Marcus Carr, Texas   G6-2Gr.Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Montverde Academy (Fla.)/Pittsburgh/Minnesota

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically by school):
LJ Cryer (Baylor), Keyonte George (Baylor), Kevin McCullar (Kansas), Tanner Groves (Oklahoma), Moussa Cisse (Oklahoma State), Emanuel Miller (TCU),Tyrese Hunter (Texas), Fardaws Aimaq (Texas Tech), Kevin Obanor (Texas Tech).

Here are the individual selections and what the conference press release had to say about each player.

 

Preseason Player of the Year

Mike Miles Jr., TCU, G, 6-2, Jr., Highland Hills, Texas/Lancaster

While starting all 31 games he played in, Miles was the only player in the Big 12 to finish the 2021-22 season in the top six in points (15.2) and assists (3.8), ranking fifth and sixth, respectively. He led TCU in scoring in 18 of the 31 games, scored in double figures in 16 games and recorded 20 or more points eight times. The junior guard was named to the 2022 All-Big 12 Tournament Team, the first Horned Frog in 25 seasons to be named to a conference all-tournament team. In addition to his All-Big 12 Second Team accolade, Miles was named to the NABC All-District 8 Second Team and to the USBWA All-Region VII Team. He won a gold medal while representing the USA at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup, playing under his college coach, Jamie Dixon.

Preseason Newcomer of the Year

Grant Sherfield, Oklahoma, G,  6-2, Sr., Fort Worth, Texas/Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.)/Wichita State/Nevada

Sherfield spent the past two seasons at Nevada where he was a two-time USBWA All-District VIII Team selection and reached the 1,000 career points milestone. Last season he led the Wolfpack in points (19.1) and assists (6.39) while also pulling down 4.2 rebounds a game. His 6.39 assists led the Mountain West and was fourth nationally. The senior guard was named to the All-Mountain West First Team as a sophomore and the third team as a junior.

 

Preseason Freshman of the Year

Keyonte George, Baylor, G, 6-4, Lewisville, Texas/IMG Academy

A five-star guard out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, George was the No. 3-ranked player in the 2022 class by ESPN, making him the highest-ranked recruit in Baylor program history. He is the Bears’ fifth McDonalds All-American and averaged 17.8 points last season while shooting .410 from 3-point range. George was named MVP of the 2021 3×3 U18 World Cup while playing for USA Basketball. This past summer he averaged 22.8 points to lead Baylor to the GLOBL JAM championship game.

The Big 12 is expected to announce the Big 12 Preseason Poll on Thursday, signifying that the college basketball season is just around the corner.

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