College basketball season is just over a month away, and today the Big 12 released their preseason accolades. Two Mountaineers received recognition, with Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles being listed as honorable mentions on the All Big-12 team.
Unlike other conferences, the Big 12 only has one all-conference team, so being named an honorable mention is actually a pretty big deal.
Here's the full list of awards:
Preseason Player of the Year: Monte Morris, Iowa State
Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Manu Lecomte, Baylor
Preseason Freshman of the Year: Josh Jackson, Kansas
Preseason All Big-12 Team:
- Jonathan Motley, Baylor
- Monte Morris, Iowa State
- Devonte Graham, Kansas
- Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State
- Frank Mason, Kansas
- Honorable mentions: Jevon Carter (WVU), Daxter Miles (WVU), Josh Jackson (KU), Jordan Woodard (OU), Jarrett Allen (UT)
West Virginia begins their regular season on November 11th against Mount St. Mary's. They will play an exhibition game on October 29th against WVU Tech in Beckley, WV.