Three Cyclones win individual honors by the Big 12

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Three Cyclones received special individual awards on Sunday from the Big 12 Conference. 

Tyrus Mcgee was named the league’s best sixth man. Will Clyburn received the Big 12’s Newcomer of the Year Award and Melvin Ejim was named the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 

Four Cyclones were named all-conference as well. Clyburn landed on the league’s second team. Ejim made the third team. McGee and Korie Lucious were All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selections. 

Elsewhere, freshman Georges Niang was named to the Big 12’s All-Rookie Team. Chris Babb made the Big 12 All-Defensive team. 

For more details on Sunday’s award announcements, CLICK HERE to visit the Big 12 Conference’s press release. 


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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.