Big 12 basketball reached the halfway point of its conference round-robin on Wednesday night, making this an ideal time to assess the top performers in the league thus far. Although No. 5 Kansas sits predictably atop the standings, the Jayhawks are far from the only team worth watching after nine games of Big 12 action.
Unsurprisingly, one of the most tightly contested races in the conference has been the Freshman of the Year competition. KU’s electrifying Ben McLemore is among the frontrunners, but will he get the nod as the best of a dazzling first-year crop?
Read on for more on the Big 12’s top frosh and the rest of the awards to be doled out to deserving players (plus one coach) halfway through the league schedule.