With Colorado and Nebraska gone, and Texas A&M potentially on its way out, the Big 12 is going to look very different this season. Along with the two departed teams, the loss of star players like Tristan Thompson and the Morris twins will mean major changes on the court as well.
Which players will step into the vacuum and take over as the faces of the conference in 2011-12? One obvious candidate is presumptive lottery pick Perry Jones, who surprised many pundits by staying at Baylor for his sophomore season.
Read on for a look at Jones and the rest of the top Big 12 players hoping to carry their teams next season.