Oklahoma State sophomore point guard Jawun Evans is one of five players named Thursday to the Preseason All-Big 12 basketball team, the conference announced.
Evans is coming off a season in which he was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year after leading all league freshmen in scoring (12.9 points per game), assists (4.9 apg), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.9 A/TO), field goal percentage (47.1), 3-point field goal percentage (47.5) and free throw percentage (83.3).
He averaged 4.4 assists per game were the most ever by an OSU freshman.
HIs best game was when he scored a Bedlam-record 42 points against Oklahoma and a few days later led the Cowboys to an upset of third-ranked Kansas with 22 points, six rebounds and eight assists.
He missed the final 10 games of the season with a shoulder injury, but in the six Big 12 games prior to his injury he averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game - all team highs.
Evans and the Cowboys will host an open practice on Saturday from 8:30 until approximately 11 in Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU opens the season at home on Nov. 11 against Campbell.
Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year: Monté Morris, Iowa State – G, Sr., 6-3, 175, Flint, Mich./Beecher
Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Manu Lecomte, Baylor – G, Jr., 5-11, 175, Brussels, Belgium/Athene des Pagodes/Miami (Fla.)
Preseason Freshman of the Year: Josh Jackson, Kansas – G, Fr., 6-8, 270, Detroit, Mich./Prolific Prep [Calif.]
2016-17 Preseason All-Big 12 Basketball Team
Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State – G, 6-1, 185, So., Dallas, Texas/Kimball
Johnathan Motley, Baylor – F, 6-10, 230, Jr., Houston, Texas/North Shore
Monté Morris, Iowa State – G, 6-3, 175, Sr., Flint, Mich./Beecher
Devonte’ Graham, Kansas – G, 6-2, 185, Jr., Raleigh, N.C./Brewster Academy [N.H.]
Frank Mason III, Kansas – G, 5-11, 190, Sr., Petersburg, Va./Massanutten Military Academy