Hardware Aplenty for Hawks in Big 12 Awards

Congrats to Russell, Mario, Julian, Brandon and Bill for taking home some hardware this year. Very very impressive for such a young bunch of pups 2005-06 PHILLIPS 66 ALL-BIG 12 MEN'S BASKETBALL AWARDS

PLAYER OF THE YEAR P.J. Tucker, Texas, F, Jr., 6-5, 225, Raleigh, N.C./Enloe

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR LaMarcus Aldridge, Texas, F, So., 6-10, 237, Dallas, Texas/Seagoville

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR Michael Neal, Oklahoma, G, Jr., 6-3, 191, Mesquite, Texas/Lon Morris Junior College

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Brandon Rush, Kansas, G, Fr., 6-6, 202, Kansas City, Mo./Mt. Zion Academy (N.C.)

COACH OF THE YEAR Bill Self, Kansas Overall Record: 276-128; 13th season Record at Kansas: 69-23; 3rd Season

All-Big 12 First Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/Previous School(s) Richard Roby, Colorado G 6-6 195 So. San Bernardino, Calif./Lawrence Academy (Mass.) Brandon Rush, Kansas G 6-6 202 Fr. Kansas City, Mo./Mt. Zion Academy (N.C.) LaMarcus Aldridge, Texas F 6-10 237 So. Dallas, Texas/Seagoville P.J. Tucker, Texas** F 6-5 225 Jr. Raleigh, N.C./Enloe Jarrius Jackson, Texas Tech G 6-1 185 Jr. Monroe, La./Ouachita

All-Big 12 Second Team Curtis Stinson, Iowa State G 6-3 215 Jr. Bronx, N.Y./Bronx Regional/Winchendon Prep Cartier Martin, Kansas State F 6-8 220 Jr. Houston, Texas/Nimitz Terrell Everett, Oklahoma G 6-4 188 Sr. Charleston, S.C./Southwest Missouri State-West Plains CC Taj Gray, Oklahoma F 6-9 238 Sr. Wichita, Kan./Redlands Community College (Okla.) Joseph Jones, Texas A&M F 6-9 250 So. Normangee, Texas/Normangee

All-Big 12 Third Team Will Blalock, Iowa State G 6-0 205 Jr. Boston, Mass./East/Notre Dame Prep Thomas Gardner, Missouri G 6-5 213 Jr. Portland, Ore./Jefferson Brad Buckman, Texas F 6-8 235 Sr. Austin, Texas/Westlake Daniel Gibson, Texas G 6-2 190 So. Houston, Texas/Jones Acie Law, Texas A&M G 6-3 185 Jr. Dallas, Texas/Kimball

All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Listed alphabetically by school) Aaron Bruce (Baylor), Mario Chalmers & Julian Wright (Kansas), Jimmy McKinney (Missouri), Aleks Maric & Wes Wilkinson (Nebraska), Kevin Bookout & Michael Neal (Oklahoma), Mario Boggan & JamesOn Curry (Oklahoma State), Martin Zeno (Texas Tech)

Big 12 All-Defensive Team Mario Chalmers, Kansas G 6-1 182 Fr. Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett Russell Robinson, Kansas G 6-1 196 So. New York, N.Y./Rice Taj Gray, Oklahoma F 6-9 238 Sr. Wichita, Kan./Redlands Community College (Okla.) LaMarcus Aldridge, Texas F 6-10 237 So. Dallas, Texas/Seagoville P.J. Tucker, Texas F 6-5 225 Jr. Raleigh, N.C./Enloe

Big 12 All-Rookie Team Curtis Jerrells, Baylor G 6-1 200 Fr. Austin, Texas/Del Valle Mario Chalmers, Kansas** G 6-1 182 Fr. Anchorage, Alaska/Bartlett Brandon Rush, Kansas** G 6-6 202 Fr. Kansas City, Mo./Mt. Zion Academy (N.C.) Julian Wright, Kansas F 6-8 218 Fr. Chicago Heights, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor Michael Neal, Oklahoma G 6-3 191 Jr. Mesquite, Texas/Lon Morris Junior College

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