The Big 12 conference welcomes two new teams for the 2012-13 season, and the league is getting a healthy supply of (mostly) new star power to lead the way.
The departures of big names such as Thomas Robinson and Perry Jones III have left openings for other standouts to take over the leadership roles on many Big 12 contenders.
At Robinson’s old Kansas program, the pressure will fall squarely on his former low-post partner, Jeff Withey.
The seven-foot senior, already one of the nation’s best shot-blockers, will need to show that he can shine in other areas as KU makes a bid to return to the Final Four.
Herein, more on Withey and the rest of the most impressive talents on each of the Big 12’s rosters this season.