Maston earns Sixth Man Award, Lecomte and Lual-Acuil named to All-Big 12 teams
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 vs. Oklahoma (USATSI) Men's Basketball
Baylor vs. West Virginia
Baylor at Texas
Baylor vs. Kansas (USATSI)
Baylor vs. Iowa State (USATSI)
Shot-blocking sixth-year senior big man with ability to step out to 3-point line ... Named 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention ... Earned 2017 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention from AP and placed on Big 12 All-Defensive and All-Newcomer Teams by league's coaches following 2016-17 debut season at Baylor ... Ranks third in program history with 2.49 blocks per game ... Has four games with six-plus blocks and 21 games with multiple blocks ... Joined Bears in summer 2015 out of Neosho Community College, sat out first season on campus for medical reasons ... Born in South Sudan, moved to Melbourne, Australia as child ... Father was South Sudan's first Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management ... Last name pronounced LOO-ahl ah-CHU-ill.
2016-17 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR):
Started all 35 games during first season of action at Baylor, averaging 9.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 26.1 minutes per game ... Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by AP and placed on Big 12 All-Defensive and All-Newcomer Teams by coaches ... Led Big 12 and tied for 14th nationally with 87 blocks, led league and ranked 17th nationally with 2.49 blocks per game ... Recorded fifth-most total blocks and seventh-most blocks per game in a season in program history ... Ranked seventh in Big 12 with 6.7 rebounds per game ... Played 20-plus minutes in 32 of 35 games ... Scored in double-figures 19 times and blocked multiple shots 21 times, including nine games with 4-plus blocks which were all Baylor wins ... Had at least four blocks in eight of first 10 games ... In Baylor's six wins vs. ranked opponents, averaged 9.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks while shooting .577 (26-of-45) from field ... Made BU debut with 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in 33 minutes vs. Oral Roberts (11/11) ... Posted eight points, 14 rebounds and career-high seven blocks, which tied for 10th-most blocks in a game in program history, in win over No. 4 Oregon (11/15) ... Had 12 points, seven boards and five blocks vs. FGCU (11/18) ... Posted 14 points and eight rebounds in win over No. 24 Michigan State (11/24) ... Blocked six shots in 24 minutes of Battle 4 Atlantis title game win over No. 10 Louisville (11/25) ... Had seven points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in 26 minutes vs. Sam Houston State (11/30) ... Helped Bears to win over No. 7 Xavier with 12 points and six blocks in 27 minutes, starting streak of seven consecutive double-digit scoring games ... Recorded career-high 17 points and five blocks in 25 minutes vs. Jackson State (12/17) ... Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Dec. 19 after averaging 12.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.7 blocks during 3-0 week ... Had first double-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes vs. Texas Southern (12/21) ... Opened Big 12 play with 12 points and eight boards in 24 minutes of win at Oklahoma (12/30) ... Recorded 15 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes vs. Iowa State (1/4) ... Posted second double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes at No. 10 West Virginia (1/10) ... Had six points and 12 boards in win at No. 25 Kansas State (1/14) ... Posted 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 29 minutes as Bears rallied from 15 down to win 78-75 at Ole Miss (1/28) ... Tied career-high with seven blocks, added 11 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes of win vs. Oklahoma (2/21) ... Earned third double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in win over No. 10 West Virginia (2/27) ... Had eight points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in 31 minutes of Big 12 Championship quarterfinals vs. Kansas State (3/9) ... Scored 16 points and blocked three shots in NCAA Tournament first round win over New Mexico State (3/17).
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.
Given name is Joseph Lual-Acuil Jr. ... Nickname is Jo ... Last name pronounced LOO-ahl ah-CHU-ill ... Born in Wau, South Sudan ... Son of Joseph Acuil and Ayen Mayor ... Father was South Sudan's first Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management ... HKLS major.