Posted March 11th, 2008 by Brian
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Texas sophomore point guard [tag]DJ Augustin[/tag] and head coach [tag]Rick Barnes[/tag] were both honored by Big 12 basketball coaches Monday. Augustin was named first team All Big 12. He was one of two unanimous selections, along with Kansas State’s Michael Beasley who was named conference player of the year. Guard [tag]AJ Abrams[/tag] and forward [tag]Damion James[/tag] were named to the second and third team respectively.

Barnes’ job taking a Kevin Durant-less Longhorns team to a Big 12 title was rewarded with a coach of the year nod. He’s been to a Final Four and coached two national players of the year, but this season was probably his best coaching job. The improvement of every single player on this year’s squad definitely reflects well on Barnes and his entire staff.

See the full list of Big 12 awards after the jump.

Big 12 awards
  • Player of the year: Michael Beasley, Kansas State
  • Coach of the year: [tag]Rick Barnes[/tag], Texas
  • Defensive player of the year: Marcus Dove, Oklahoma State
  • Newcomer of the year: DeMarre Carroll, Missouri
  • Freshman of the year: Michael Beasley, Kansas State
  • Sixth man award: Sherron Collins, Kansas
First team
  • Darrell Arthur, Kansas
  • [tag]DJ Augustin[/tag], Texas
  • Michael Beasley, Kansas State
  • Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
  • Curtis Jerrells, Baylor
  • Brandon Rush, Kansas
Second team
  • [tag]AJ Abrams[/tag], Texas
  • Mario Chalmers, Kansas
  • [tag]Damion James[/tag], Texas
  • Aleks Maric, Nebraska
  • Martin Zeno, Texas Tech
Third team
  • Byron Eaton, Oklahoma State
  • Jiri Hubalek, Iowa State
  • Darnell Jackson, Kansas
  • Richard Roby, Colorado
  • Bill Walker, Kansas State
All-defensive team
  • Mario Chalmers, Kansas
  • Rahshon Clark, Iowa State
  • Marcus Dove, Oklahoma State
  • [tag]Justin Mason[/tag], Texas
  • Russell Robinson, Kansas
All-rookie team
  • James Anderson, Oklahoma State
  • Michael Beasley, Kansas State
  • Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
  • DeAndre Jordan, Texas A&M
  • Bill Walker, Kansas State

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