Perry Ellis and Cliff Alexander take home preseason Big 12 awards

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