Kansas State’s Michael Beasley headlines the Big 12’s All-January Team. You’re not surprised by that, are you?!
Guard – Martin Zeno – Texas Tech – SR
16.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.9apg
Best game – Jan 23rd- Missouri – 33 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals, three blocks, 19-24 free throws
Zeno had a killer January, pouring in at least 25 points in three games and averaged a very solid 20 points, four boards and three assists for the month. Now hopefully he doesn’t decide to resign on his team midway through the season!
Guard – D.J. Augustin – Texas – SO
19.8ppg, 6.0apg, 3.0spg
Best game – Jan 5th – St. Mary’s – 30 points, four assists, two boards
Augustin continues to make Longhorn fans ask “Durant who?” as he has kept up his stellar play. January brought four games of 20-plus points for him and almost twice as many assists as turnovers.
Guard/Forward – Damion James – Texas – SO
12.9ppg, 10.4rpg, 1.1bpg
Best game – Jan 2nd – TCU – 29 points, 14 boards, five blocks, two steals
Another Longhorn sophomore helping Texas faithful forget about Kevin Durant is the double-double machine Damion James. While January was a bit of an inconsistent month for him, he still averaged 14 points, 10 boards and two blocks per contest.
Forward – Michael Beasley - Kansas State – FR
25.3ppg, 12.3rpg, 1.7bpg
Best game – Jan 26th – Iowa State – 33 points, 15 boards
The thought that the freshman phenom Beasley might slow down once conference play gets under way has quickly been swept under the rug. January averages of 28 points and 10 boards will do that.
Forward – Bill Walker – Kansas State – FR
15.9ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.1spg
Best game – Jan 30th – Kansas – 22 points, five rebounds
The Wildcats aren’t just a one-trick pony, as Bill Walker is continuing to do what he does best – play solid ball in a shadow of a superstar. January was no different, as he averaged 17 points and six boards and helped Kansas State slay the Jayhawks.
Next up – Big East