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MBB's Lindsey and McClure Named Academic All-Big 12

Feb. 23, 2017

IRVING, Texas – Baylor men’s basketball sophomore guards Jake Lindsey and King McClure were named to the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Teams, as announced Thursday by the conference office.

Lindsey and McClure accounted for two of the six underclassmen named to the Academic All-Big 12 Teams. Twenty-five players were recognized with 16 on the first team and nine on the second team. First-team honorees have GPAs of at least 3.20, while second-team members have GPAs ranging from 3.00 to 3.19.

Lindsey was one of only two underclassmen named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team, joining Oklahoma redshirt freshman Matt Freeman. A finance major from Houston, Lindsey became the 11th player in program history to earn Academic All-Big 12 first team recognition and the first since Brady Heslip and Logan Lowery in 2014.

McClure was one of four underclassmen on the second team, joining Oklahoma sophomore Jamuni McNeace and West Virginia redshirt freshmen James Bolden and Lamont West. A Dallas native and health/kinesiology/leisure studies major, McClure became the ninth player in program history named to the Academic All-Big 12 second team.

All told, Baylor has now had 15 first-team honors by 11 different players and 11 second-team selections by nine different players in the Big 12 Conference’s 21 seasons.

Lindsey has played in all 28 games this season, averaging 4.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 21.4 minutes per game. He’s dramatically improved his 3-point shooting, making as many 3-pointers this season as he attempted all of his freshman season and going from a .235 3-point percentage (4-of-17) last year up to a .395 percentage (17-of-43) this season. He’s continued to post team-best assist-to-turnover numbers, with a 2.6 assist-to-turnover ratio for both the 2016-17 season and his two-year career.

McClure has played in 25 games and made six starts, averaging 4.7 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 13.6 minutes per game. He’s been Baylor’s starting shooting guard in each of the last five games, increasing his output to 21.4 minutes per game and shooting .519 from the field (14-of-27) and .400 from 3-point range (8-of-20) on his way to 7.6 points per game in those five starts.

No. 9 Baylor (23-5, 10-5 Big 12) has three remaining regular season games. The Bears play road games at 3 p.m. CT Saturday vs. Iowa State and at 3 p.m. March 4 vs. Texas, and BU hosts senior night against West Virginia at 6 p.m. Monday. The Bears have been top-10 ranked for a school-record-tying 13 consecutive weeks.

Tickets for Monday’s game vs. West Virginia are available at www.BaylorBears.com/tickets or by calling the Baylor Athletic Ticket Office at 254-710-1000. Follow @BaylorMBB on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for updates throughout the season.

BAYLOR’S ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 HONOREES

FIRST TEAM
1997 – Doug Brandt
1998 – John Perkins
2002 – Logan Kosmalski
2004 – Robbie McKenzie
2006 – Mark Shepherd
2008 – Josh Lomers
2008 – Mark Shepherd
2009 – Josh Lomers
2010 – Josh Lomers
2012 – Fred Ellis
2013 – Brady Heslip
2013 – Jacob Neubert
2014 – Brady Heslip
2014 – Logan Lowery
2017 – Jake Lindsey

SECOND TEAM
2002 – Chad Henry
2002 – Kevin Henry
2002 – Andre White
2003 – Andre White
2006 – Aaron Bruce
2012 – Brady Heslip
2015 – Kenny Chery
2015 – Al Freeman
2015 – Royce O’Neale
2016 – Al Freeman
2017 – King McClure

 

 

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