Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys guard Marcus Smart named AP Big 12 Player of the Year

BY JOHN HELSLEY Published: March 11, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart (33) picks up a loose ball in front of Texas' Julien Lewis (14), left, Oklahoma State's Markel Brown (22), middle, and Texas' Myck Kabongo (12) during a men's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the University of Texas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 2, 2013. OSU won, 78-65. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart (33) picks up a loose ball in front of Texas' Julien Lewis (14), left, Oklahoma State's Markel Brown (22), middle, and Texas' Myck Kabongo (12) during a men's college basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the University of Texas at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 2, 2013. OSU won, 78-65. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

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The Associated Press All-Big 12 men's basketball team for the 2012-13 season, as chosen by a panel of media representatives who cover the conference on a regular basis. Players listed in alphabetical order by name, school, height, weight, class and hometown:

FIRST TEAM:

Pierre Jackson, Baylor, 5-10, 180, senior, Las Vegas.

Rodney McGruder, Kansas St., 6-4, 205, senior, Washington, D.C.

Ben McLemore, Kansas, 6-5, 185, freshman, St. Louis.

Marcus Smart, Oklahoma St., 6-4, 225, freshman, Flower Mound, Texas.

Jeff Withey, Kansas, 7-0, 235, senior, San Diego.

SECOND TEAM:

Isaiah Austin, Baylor, 7-1, 220, freshman, Arlington, Texas. C

Markel Brown, Oklahoma St., 6-3, 190, junior, Alexandria, La.

Will Clyburn, Iowa St., 6-7, 205, senior, Detroit.

Romero Osby, Oklahoma, 6-8, 232, senior, Meridian, Miss.

Angel Rodriguez, Kansas St., 5-11, 180, sophomore, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Melvin Ejim, Iowa St.; Cory Jefferson, Baylor; Korie Lucious, Iowa St.; Tyrus McGee, Iowa St.; Le'Bryan Nash, Oklahoma St.; Travis Releford, Kansas.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Bruce Weber, Kansas St.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma St.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Will Clyburn, Iowa St.

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma St.