Kansas’ Robinson is AP Big 12 player of year
Kansas junior Thomas Robinson is the unanimous selection as The Associated Press Big 12 men’s basketball player of the year.
The 6-foot-10 forward received all 18 votes from a panel of sports
writers and sportscasters who cover the league. Robinson is averaging 18
points and 11.9 rebounds a game for the Jayhawks, who won their eighth
consecutive Big 12 regular-season title.
Robinson is joined on the All-Big 12 first team by Kansas teammate
Tyshawn Taylor, Texas junior guard J’Covan Brown, Missouri senior guard
Marcus Denmon and Iowa State sophomore forward Royce White, who was also
selected as the league’s newcomer of the year.
Missouri coach Frank Haith got the nod as the AP’s Big 12 coach of the
year. Oklahoma State’s LeBryan Nash is the freshman of the year.