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Dunn, Udoh, Carter Named All-Big 12

In addition to Newcomer of the Year, Ekpe Udoh was named to the Big 12's All-Rookie and All-Defensive teams


In addition to Newcomer of the Year, Ekpe Udoh was named to the Big 12's All-Rookie and All-Defensive teams

March 7, 2010

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IRVING, Texas – Baylor men’s basketball juniors LaceDarius Dunn and Ekpe Udoh were named to the 2010 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Second Team, while senior Tweety Carter earned third-team recognition 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.

Baylor (24-6) placed multiple players on the All-Big 12 first, second or third team for the first time in the league’s 14-year history. Prior to this season, Baylor had only one first-team and one third-team All-Big 12 selection in the Scott Drew era.

Dunn and Udoh are the first Baylor players to earn second-team All-Big 12 accolades since Brian Skinner in 1998. Carter is the third All-Big 12 third team honoree in Baylor history, joining Lawrence Roberts (2003) and Curtis Jerrells (2009).

Udoh, who established Baylor and Big 12 single-season records with 123 blocked shots this season, was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year after averaging 13.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.1 blocks in 30 games. Udoh is the first Baylor player in the Big 12 era named newcomer of the year and only the third player in program history to garner top newcomer honors – Terry Teagle (1979) and Jerome Lambert (1994) were both named Southwest Conference Newcomer of the Year.

Nicknamed “The Nightmare”, his 4.10 blocks per game average currently ranks first all-time on Baylor’s single-season and career lists. The Edmond, Okla., native posted a team-best 13 double-doubles, while establishing career-best single-game and single-season marks in points, rebounding, assists and blocked shots. He currently leads the Big 12 in blocked shots per game, while ranking second in rebounding (9.8) and fourth in field goal percentage (48.6 percent).

A year after winning the Big 12 Sixth Man Award, Dunn became one of the league’s best scorers, averaging 19.2 points and a league-best 3.3 3-point field goals per game. As a sophomore last season, he earned All-Big 12 honorable mention and All-Reserve team recognition. Dunn also ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring, second in free throw percentage (86.6 percent), fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (42.4 percent) and ninth in field goal percentage (43.5 percent).

The Monroe, La., native ranks seventh in Baylor history with 1,610 career points. He is the Baylor career leader in both 3-point field goals made (283) and free throw percentage (84.1 percent), while ranking sixth on the Big 12 career 3-point field goals chart.

Carter, the Baylor career leader in games played (124) and Big 12 wins (29), was named All-Big 12 for the first time in his career. The Reserve, La., senior leads the Big 12 with 6.3 assists per game and ranks second with a 2.45 assist-to-turnover ratio. He currently ranks third all-time at Baylor with 264 career 3-pointers, fourth with 450 career assists and ninth with 1,369 career points.

Third-seeded Baylor, which earned a first-round bye for the first time in the Big 12 era, will play the winner of No. 6 seed Texas and No. 11 seed Iowa State in the quarterfinals Thursday of the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship in Kansas City. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. CST on ESPN2.

2010 BIG 12 POSTSEASON HONORS
Tweety Carter
All-Big 12, second team (Kansas City Star)
All-Big 12, second team (Yahoo! Sports)
All-Big 12, third team (coaches)

Scott Drew
All-Coaches, second team (Yahoo! Sports)

LaceDarius Dunn
All-Big 12, second team (coaches)
All-Big 12, third team (Yahoo! Sports)

Josh Lomers
Academic All-Big 12, first team

Ekpe Udoh
All-Big 12, second team (coaches)
All-Big 12, second team (Kansas City Star)
All-Big 12, second team (Yahoo! Sports)
Big 12 All-Defense (coaches)
Big 12 All-Rookie (coaches)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (coaches)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (Yahoo! Sports)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (Kansas City Star)


 

 

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