Mark Adams Named Associated Press Big 12 Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year
It's awards season for college basketball and Texas Tech's Mark Adams is taking home some hardware.
After leading the Red Raiders to a 23-8 record (12-6 in the Big 12 conference) in his first season as head coach, Adams has been named the Associated Press Big 12 Men's Basketball Coach of the Year. Adams received 8 first place votes for the honor, edging out Baylor's Scott Drew, who received 7 first place votes.
The 2021-22 season was already memorable for the Red Raiders as they went a perfect (18-0) at the United Supermarkets Arena in the regular season. Later this week, the Red Raiders will play at the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City.
Other Big 12 AP Awards include: Kansas senior guard Ochai Agbaji being the unanimous pick as The Associated Press Big 12 Player of the Year. And Iowa State's Izaiah Brockington was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.
2021-22 BIG 12 CONFERENCE REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS
The 2022 AP All-Big 12 team, with players listed with school, height, weight, class and hometown ("u-" denotes unanimous selections):
u-Ochai Agbaji, Kansas, 6-5, 215, Sr., Kansas City, Missouri.
James Akinjo, Baylor, 6-1, 190, Sr., Oakland, California.
Izaiah Brockington, Iowa State, 6-4, 196, Sr., Philadelphia.
Nijel Pack, Kansas State, 6-0, 180, So., Indianapolis.
Bryson Williams, Texas Tech, 6-8, 240, Sr., Fresno, California.
Timmy Allen, Texas, 6-6, 210, Sr., Mesa, Arizona
Christian Braun, Kansas, 6-7, 218, Jr., Burlington, Kansas.
Adam Flagler, Baylor, 6-3, 185, Jr., Duluth, Georgia.
Mike Miles Jr., TCU, 6-2, 195, So., Dallas.
Taz Sherman, West Virginia, 6-4, 190, Sr., Missouri City, Texas.
Coach of the Year — Mark Adams, Texas Tech.
Player of the Year — Ochai Agbaji, Kansas.
Newcomer of the Year — Izaiah Brockington, Iowa State.