Le'Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State
Now that he has finally accepted that three-pointers are not his forte, Nash has evolved into a very valuable power forward.
Over his first two seasons at Oklahoma State, he made just 28 of his 118 three-point attempts but became much more of an interior presence this past season, attempting just six three-pointers and doing exponentially more as a rebounder and shot-blocker.
We're not expecting much from Oklahoma State this year, but Nash should be the Cowboys' biggest bright spot.
Rico Gathers, Baylor
Though his per-possession numbers have been very solid over the last two years, Gathers hasn't quite been able to break into the starting rotation. But with Isaiah Austin and three seniors leaving town this summer, he might finally become a star.
Gathers is one of the best offensive rebounders in the country, ranking in the top seven in offensive rebounding percentage in each of the past two years. We'll see what he can do when his 17.8 minutes per game nearly doubles, but it's not unreasonable to think he could average a double-double.
Monte Morris, Iowa State
A player who led the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio as a freshman? Yeah, I'll give him a spot on an all-Big 12 team.
He probably deserves to be higher on the list, but he'll also probably be overshadowed by Dustin Hogue and Georges Niang.
Kyan Anderson, TCU
While playing for a team that won zero Big 12 games, Anderson ranked third in the conference in steals per game, seventh in assists per game and eighth in points per game.
Anderson was an all-Big 12 honorable mention last year, but he likely would have at least been on the third team if the Horned Frogs had won a single game.
Myles Turner, Texas
Turner will battle Cliff Alexander for Big 12 Freshman of the Year, but he'll also battle his own teammates for playing time.
Even if he does start (he will), expecting more than 27 minutes per game on this loaded roster is probably too optimistic. And of the 15 people to make all-Big 12 last year, 13 averaged more than 27.5 minutes per game.
We're obviously expecting big things if he's on the third team, but I worry that his cumulative numbers won't quite be good enough for first or second team.