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    Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    He was a rebound shy of yet another double-double.

    18 points
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    A few blocks & steals too



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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    That may be all we can hope to win this year. That and Mike Taylor leading the NCAA in turnovers.



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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    I haven't seen the newcomers from the other Big 12 teams, but Wesley is silky smooth and obviously has a lot of talent. I see improvement from Taylor as far as turnovers.....how many did he have today? I was thinking toward the end there that it is nice to have a guy who isn't afraid to take a shot at the end of the game. If he can improve his shot selection and ball control, he will be alright.



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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    Not a diss against Johnson.... but Durrant is in the Big 12 and I don't see anyone else winning it. But he should very well be on the big 12 frosh team.



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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    Kevin Durant of Texas is a mortal lock for Big 12 freshman of the year / newcomer of the year. And maybe even Big 12 player of the year as well. Fortunately for all Big 12 teams, he's probably the #2 or #3 player in the 2007 draft also.

    Obi Muonelo as Oklahoma State is having a huge impact as a freshman on a team that will vie for the Big 12 title, he's probably the second best freshman right now, in my opinion.

    Wesley has a good chance to make the all Big 12, but there are a lot of good freshman in the Big 12. My vote right now would be (in order):

    All Freshman
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    Kevin Durant, Texas
    Obi Muonelo, Oklahoma State
    Stephon Hannah, Missouri
    Wesley Johnson, Iowa Statem
    Darrell (Shady) Arthur, Kansas

    Consideration also for:
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    Josh Carter, Texas A&M
    Ryan Anderson, Nebraska


    Don't forget about Bill Walker, either, who starts his eligibility today.



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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    ya durant will prob get it, even if johnson plays better and has better stats it wont really matter because he isnt at texas


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    Johnson should have a shot at the All Big XII freshmen team. But it will be almost impossible for anyone to beat Durrant.



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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but freshman cant win newcomer of the year. Isn't that reserved for JUCO's and transfers? I would say that award would have to go to Hannah from Mizzou. (So far anyway)



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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    I'm not sure lennon, that's why I put them both - because I couldn't recall how the awards worked.

    Thanks for the info about Durrant - forgot about him.



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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    Wesley will be in consideration for honors, but playing on a bad team won't help his chances.



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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    It's good that he is the bright spot, that will make him standout more, I'd say.





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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    i think there is 2 different awards, freshmen of the year and newcomer of the year, i will go do some research


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    i was right, there is a freshmen of the year award and a newcomer of the year award.

    i did a search on big12sports.com


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    I think he's got the talent for it but our record will keep him from winning it.


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    Re: Wesley Johnson - A shot at Big 12 freshman/newcomer of the year?

    He'll be on the all-freshman team, but the team won't be good enough for him to win it.

    Also, Stephon Hannah is a juco transfer, so he won't be on the all freshman team either. He went to the same juco as mike taylor.




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