Motley, Lecomte and Lual-Acuil Jr. recognized by league’s media
Motley becomes first unanimous All-Big 12 first team honoree in program history
Junior forward ranks second nationally with 4.18 blocks per game
Johnathan Motley scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half to lead Baylor to victory.
Baylor 66, Oregon 49
Photos from the men's basketball practice on March 23, 2017 prior to the Sweet 16 game against South Carolina.
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball NCAA First Round game against New Mexico State.
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against No. 10 West Virginia.
Feb. 18, 2017
USATSI Gallery - TCU @ No. 6 Baylor
Skilled JuCo transfer with great length and shot-blocking ability ... Born in South Sudan, moved to Melbourne, Australia as child ... Ranked No. 1 junior college recruit in 2015 class by Mike Mitchell's Midwest Scouting Service and No. 5 nationally by 247Sports.com ... Last name pronounced LOO-ahl ah-CHU-ill.
Sat out first season at Baylor for medical reasons ... Granted sixth-year waiver by NCAA, allowing him to compete in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
PRIOR TO BAYLOR:
Played two seasons for head coach Jeremy Coombs at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kan. ... Named 2015 Jayhawk Conference Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Conference and first-team All-Region ... Averaged 20.1 points, 11.2 rebounds and 4.7 blocks while playing all 30 games (29 starts) as sophomore in 2014-15 ... Led team in points (602), rebounds (335), blocks (142) and field goal percentage (.617), ranked second in steals (29) ... Ranked third nationally in blocks (142) and seventh in rebounds per game (11.2) ... Shot .705 on free throws (122-of-173) and .293 from 3-point range (12-of-41) ... Scored in double figures in 26 of 30 games, including 17 games with 20-plus points, and had 20 games with double-digit rebounds ... Recorded triple-double at Allen County (2/11/15) with 29 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks ... Averaged 11.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks while playing all 32 games (14 starts) as freshman in 2013-14 ... Shot .560 from field (130-of-232), .321 from 3-point range (9-of-28) and .722 from free-throw line (109-of-151) ... Ranked No. 1 junior college recruit in 2015 class by Mike Mitchell's Midwest Scouting Service and No. 5 nationally by 247Sports.com.
Prepped at Kingsway Christian College in Kingsway, Darch, Western Australia.
Full name is Joseph Lual-Acuil Jr. ... Nicknam is Jo ... Last name pronounced LOO-ahl ah-CHU-ill ... Born April 26, 1994, in Wau, South Sudan ... Son of Joseph Acuil and Ayen Mayor ... Father is South Sudan's Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management ... HKLS major.