Four players from Iowa State head the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 men's basketball team that includes two players each from Kansas and Missouri and one from Kansas State.
Seniors Jordan Juenemann of Kansas and Victor Ojeleye of Kansas State were named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team along with Jarrett Sutton, a senior at Missouri and Robert Lewandowski of Texas Tech. Sutton and Lewandowsi are both from the Kansas City area (Sutton from Kansas City, Mo. and Lewandowski is from Leawood, Kan.). For Ojeleye and Lewandowski, it was the third time both have earned first-team academic honors.
Other first-team selections were senior guard Scott Christopherson and sophomores Melvin Ejim and Yempabou Palo of Iowa State; Fred Ellis of Baylor; Keiton Page and Darrell Williams of Oklahoma State and junior J'Covan Brown from Texas. Page and Brown are two-time honorees.
Senior Connor Teahan of Kansas, from Leawood, and Laurence Bowers of Missouri were selected to the second team, joined by three players from Oklahoma and one each from Baylor, Iowa State, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
To be selected to the first team, a player must maintain a grade-point average of 3.20 or higher, either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team's scheduled games. Freshmen and transfer students are not eligible. The selection criteria for second-team honorees is a grade average between 3.00 and 3.19.
2012 Academic All-Big 12 Men's Basketball
Fred Ellis, Baylor, senior
Scott Christopherson, Iowa State, senior
Melvin Ejim, Iowa State, sophomore
Yempabou Palo, Iowa State, sophomore
Jordan Juenemann, Kansas, senior
Victor Ojeleye, Kansas State, senior
Jarrett Sutton, Missouri, senior
Keiton Page, Oklahoma State, senior
Darrell Williams, Oklahoma State, senior
J'Covan Brown, Texas, junior
Robert Lewandowski, Texas Tech, senior
Brady Heslip, Baylor, sophomore
Chris Allen, Iowa State, senior
Connor Teahan, Kansas, senior
Laurence Bowers, Missouri, senior
Andrew Fitzgerald, Oklahoma, junior
Barry Honore, Oklahoma, senior
Tyler Neal, Oklahoma, sophomore
Ray Turner, Texas A&M, junior
Jaye Crockett, Texas Tech, junior
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