Orignally published on 2021-10-13 19:06:54 by texassports.com
IRVING, Texas — A trio of University of Texas Men’s Basketball players were named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Awards teams for the upcoming 2021-22 season, the league office announced Wednesday. Senior guard Marcus Carr was selected as the Preseason Newcomer of the Year and tabbed to the Preseason All-Big 12 team, while senior guard Andrew Jones and junior forward Tre Mitchell each were named Preseason Honorable Mention All-Big 12.
The awards and teams are chosen by head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes. The Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball preseason poll will be announced Thursday, Oct. 14.
Carr is just the second UT player and first since Maurice Evans (2000-01) to receive Preseason Newcomer of the Year honors. He is one of six players selected to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team. Carr played in 92 career games (87 starts) during his previous two years on the court at Minnesota and one season at Pittsburgh and registered collegiate totals of 1,361 points (14.8 ppg), 477 assists (5.2 apg) and 370 rebounds (4.0 rpg). He earned All-Big Ten First Team (Associated Press) recognition last season at Minnesota, where he ranked first in the Big Ten in minutes played (35.8 mpg), third in scoring (19.4 ppg) and assists (4.9 apg) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1).
Jones and Mitchell are two of the seven players named Preseason Honorable Mention All-Big 12. Jones has played in 102 career games (68 starts) and ranks No. 23 on UT’s all-time scoring list (1,251 points) entering the season. He has reached double figures in scoring 65 times in his career and topped the 20-point mark 11 times. An All-Big 12 Second Team selection last year, Jones led the team in scoring (14.6 ppg) and ranked third in assists (2.3 apg) and minutes (31.5 mpg) and fourth in rebounding (4.5 rpg).
Mitchell, who spent his first two years at UMass, played in 44 career games (43 starts) and registered 792 points (18.0 ppg) and 315 rebounds (7.2 rpg) while adding 52 blocks and 47 steals for the Minutemen. He averaged a team-best 18.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in 32.3 minutes per contest as a sophomore in 2020-21 while earning Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team recognition. Mitchell was the first UMass player to receive Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team accolades since 2013. He claimed Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Year and Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second-Team recognition in 2019-20, becoming the first UMass freshman to earn all-league honors since Marcus Camby in 1993-94.
Texas tips off the 2021-22 season with an exhibition game against Texas Lutheran on Monday, Nov. 1. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. Central at the Frank Erwin Center. The Longhorns open the regular season with a home contest against Houston Baptist on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Tip is scheduled for 8 p.m. Central at the Erwin Center.
Preseason Player of the Year: Remy Martin, Kansas
Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Marcus Carr, TEXAS
Preseason Freshman of the Year: Kendall Brown, Baylor
Preseason All-Big 12 Team
Matthew Mayer (Baylor), Ochai Agbaji (Kansas), Remy Martin (Kansas), David McCormack (Kansas), Marcus Carr (TEXAS), Terrence Shannon Jr. (Texas Tech)
Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention