Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart was named the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year by league coaches. Smart, who attended Flower Mound Marcus High School, is one of two Cowboys on the All-Big 12 preseason team. Teammate and fellow OSU guard Markel Brown was also selected to the team. Smart is just the second Big 12Kansas forward Tarik Black, a transfer from Memphis, was named the league’s preseason Newcomer of the Year. Two Baylor players, including former Arlington Grace Prep star Isaiah Austin, were also selected. Baylor forward Cory Jefferson, Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim and Kansas freshman guard Andrew Wiggins were all named to the team. Wiggins was also named the preseason Freshman of the Year.
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