March 26, 2012
Jackson and PJ3 are the fifth and sixth AP All-Americans, respectively, in Baylor history, joining Terry Teagle (1982), Micheal Williams (1988), Darryl Middleton (1988) and Ekpe Udoh (2010). Baylor has multiple AP All-Americans for the first time since 1988.
Baylor (30-8) concluded its 2011-12 season with a school-record 30 wins and its second Elite Eight appearance in the last three seasons.
Jackson, a second-team All-Big 12 selection by the league coaches, finished the season as the Bears’ leader in scoring (13.8), assists (5.87) and steals (1.79). The Vegas native was named first-team All-Big 12 by ESPN.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kansas City Star and Waco Tribune-Herald and second-team All-Big 12 by the AP, CBSSports.com, Dallas Morning News and San Antonio Express-News. He was also tabbed Big 12 Newcomer of the Year by Waco Tribune-Herald and Big 12 Transfer of the Year by ESPN.com.
Jones III finished his sophomore campaign first on the team in rebounding (7.6) and second in scoring (13.5), while shooting 50 percent from the floor and nearly 70 percent from the free throw line. The Duncanville, Texas, product was named to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team after averaging 21.7 points and 9.7 rebounds in leading Baylor to the Big 12 Championship title game. He was a third-team All-Big 12 selection by the league coaches and a second-team pick by the AP, CBSSports.com, ESPN.com and Kansas City Star.
Both Jackson and Jones III were also named the USBWA All-District VII team and NABC All-District 8 second team.
Baylor’s duo was among six Big 12 players that picked up AP All-American honors. Kansas’ Thomas Robinson was named to the first team, Missouri’s Marcus Denmon second team and Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor third team. Iowa State’s Royce White earned honorable mention.
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BAYLOR AP ALL-AMERICANS
|1982||Terry Teagle||second team|
|1988||Micheal Williams||honorable mention|
|Darryl Middleton||honorable mention|
|2010||Ekpe Udoh||honorable mention|
|2012||Pierre Jackson||honorable mention|
|Perry Jones III||honorable mention|