Oct. 14, 2008
Complete Preseason All-Big 12 Release in PDF Format
IRVING, Texas - Baylor senior guard Curtis Jerrells has been named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team, as announced by the conference office Tuesday.
Last season, Jerrells earned Baylor's second first-team selection in Big 12 history and the first since Terry Black earned the honor following the 2000-01 season. He became the fifth player in BU history to lead the team in scoring three straight seasons and was named to the NABC All-District 9 first team.
The Austin, Texas, native enters his senior season 12th all-time at Baylor in scoring with 1,185 points. His career 3.69 assists per game average ranks eighth in school history.
The consensus 2008 first team All-Big 12 selection led Baylor in points (15.3), assists (3.78) and minutes (31.2). He was named to Yahoo.com's All-America fourth team in 2008.
Joining Jerrells on the Preseason All-Big 12 team were Sherron Collins (Kansas), A.J. Abrams and Damion James (Texas) and Blake Griffin (Oklahoma). Griffin was named the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year. Kansas' Mario Little and Oklahoma's Willie Warren were named Preseason Newcomer and Freshman of the Year, respectively.
2008-09 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 TEAM
Curtis Jerrells, Baylor
Sherron Collins, Kansas
Blake Griffin, Oklahoma**
A.J. Abrams, Texas
Damion James, Texas
Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically by school):
DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons, Missouri
James Anderson and Byron Eaton, Oklahoma State
Connor Atchley, Texas
Josh Carter and Bryan Davis; Texas A&M
Preseason Player of the Year: Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Mario Little, Kansas
Preseason Freshman of the Year: Willie Warren, Oklahoma**
** - unanimous selection