March 6, 2011
IRVING, Texas - Baylor and Big 12 all-time leading scorer LaceDarius Dunn was named to the 2011 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 First Team and is among three Bears to earn conference postseason honors Sunday. The official All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league's head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.
Dunn earned only Baylor's third first-team selection in Big 12 history, joining Terry Black (2001) and former teammate Curtis Jerrells (2008). Once one of the league's best players off the bench, Dunn led the league in both scoring (19.8) and 3-point field goals (3.26) through 27 games. The Monroe, La., native became the Baylor and Big 12 all-time leading scorer (2,274 points) this season, while setting other major school career marks along the way.
He is the Baylor career leader in 3-point field goals made (387), free throw percentage (.836), games played (133), overall wins (87) and Big 12 wins (32). Dunn, who has played a school-record-tying 64 Big 12 games, needs three treys to become the Big 12's all-time leader for 3-point field goals.
Freshman Perry Jones III was named second-team All-Big 12 and was also one of two unanimous Big 12 All-Rookie team selections. The most-heralded freshman in school history, Jones III led all Big 12 freshmen in both scoring (13.9) and field goal percentage (.549). PJ3 also ranked ninth in the league - and third among freshmen - with 7.2 rebounds-per-game. The Duncanville, Texas, product is the third Baylor player named to the Big 12 All-Rookie team in league history - Curtis Jerrells (2006) and Ekpe Udoh (2010).
In addition to earning All-Big 12 honorable mention, junior Quincy Acy was one of two players to earn the Big 12 Sixth Man Award, sharing the honor with Colorado's Levi Knutson. It marks the second time in conference history that the honor is shared; the other was 2009 (Dunn and Missouri's Matt Lawrence).
Acy gave the Bears a spark off the bench in 75 percent of league games, finishing third on the team with 10.4 points-per-game. He led Baylor with 7.4 rebounds-per-contest, while connecting at a .530 clip from the field. The junior had 44 blocks, ranking fourth in the Big 12. He currently ranks second in school history with a 61.4 career field goal percentage and is tied for fifth with 106 career blocked shots.
Dunn and Jones III also picked up other Big 12 postseason honors. Dunn earned second-team All-Big 12 accolades from Kansas City Star and Yahoo! Sports, while Jones III picked up third-team honors from Yahoo! Sports.
Seventh-seeded Baylor (18-12) will face No. 10 Oklahoma (13-17) in the opening round of the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Kansas City. Wednesday's first-round meeting will tip at 6:07 p.m. CST on the Big 12 Network.
2011 BIG 12 POSTSEASON HONORS
Big 12 Sixth Man Award (coaches)
All-Big 12, honorable mention (coaches)
All-Big 12, first team (coaches)
All-Big 12, second team (Kansas City Star, Yahoo! Sports)
Perry Jones III
Big 12 All-Rookie, unanimous (coaches)
All-Big 12, second team (coaches)
All-Big 12, third team (Yahoo! Sports)