Perry Ellis was named 2014-15 preseason All-Big 12 and Cliff Alexander was named co-preseason freshmen of the year by the Big 12 Conference on Thursday.
The voting was conducted by the ten Big 12 coaches.
Perry Ellis was one of two unanimous selections for the All-Big 12 team. Juwan Staten was the other unanimous selection, who was also named as the preseason player of the year. Meanwhile, Cliff Alexander and Myles Turner both had five votes each to be the preseason freshmen of the year and will share the award.
Here are the awards announced by the conference:
Preseason Player of the Year
Juwan Staten, West Virginia, G, 6-1, 190, Sr., Dayton, Ohio/Dayton
Preseason Newcomer of the Year
Bryce Dejean-Jones, Iowa State, G, 6-5, 210, Sr., Los Angeles, Calif./Taft/USC/UNLV
Preseason Freshmen of the Year
Cliff Alexander, Kansas, F, 6-8, 240, Fr., Chicago, Ill./Curie
Myles Turner, Texas, F, 6-11, 240, Fr., Bedford, Texas/Euless Trinity
2014-15 Preseason All-Big 12 Team
|Name, School||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Cl.||Hometown/Previous School(s)|
|Georges Niang, Iowa State||F||6-7||240||Jr.||Methuen, Mass./The Tilton School [N.H.]|
|Perry Ellis, Kansas**||F||6-8||225||Jr.||Wichita, Kan./Wichita Heights|
|Marcus Foster, K-State||G||6-2||200||So.||Wichita Falls, Texas/Hirschi|
|Buddy Hield, Oklahoma||G||6-4||209||Jr.||Freeport, Bahamas/Sunrise Christian Academy [Kan.]|
|Juwan Staten, West Virginia**||G||6-1||190||Sr.||Dayton, Ohio/Dayton|
Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically by school):
Ryan Spangler, Oklahoma; Le’Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State; Jonathan Holmes, Cameron Ridley and Isaiah Taylor, Texas