MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Known for pestering opposing ballhandlers with wicked-quick hands, Jevon Carter became the first four-time member of the Big 12 All-Defensive team on Sunday.
West Virginia’s senior point guard also repeated as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, something previously accomplished by only Kansas centers Jeff Withey (2012 and 2013) and Cole Aldrich (2009 and 2010).
The Big 12’s runaway leader in steals for a second consecutive season, Carter set the West Virginia career mark last month.
Carter also was a unanimous selection to the guard-dominated All-Big 12 team, joining Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham, Oklahoma’s fab freshman Trae Young and Texas Tech’s Keenan Evans. Kansas State forward Dean Wade was the only first-teamer taller than 6-foot-3.
The league’s postseason awards are voted upon by the 10 head coaches.
Graham took Player of the Year honors, with coaches valuing his role in the Jayhawks’ 14th consecutive regular-season title over Young’s status as the nation’s top scorer (27.5 points per game) and assist-maker (8.9).
Young claimed Freshman of the Year, while Kansas’ Bill Self and Texas Tech’s Chris Beard shared Coach of the Year.
West Virginia center Sagaba Konate joined Carter on the All-Defensive team as well as making All-Big 12 third-team.
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All-Big 12 Second Team
All-Big 12 Third Team
Big 12 All-Defensive Team
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