http://www.sportingnews.com/ca/ncaa-basketball/news/big-12-basketball-predictions-2018-19-games-player-of-the-year--kansas-state-west-virginia/qwcapq0oocsa1pc784zu1l76x Player of the Year hopefuls: Lagerald Vick, G, Kansas: Vick averaged 12.1 points and 4.8 rebounds a game as a junior, and will have high expectations in his final go-around in Lawrence. The last two Big 12 players of the year — Devonte Graham and Frank Mason — were both senior guards on the Jayhawks as well. Dedric Lawson, F, Kansas: The transfer from Memphis could the Jayhawks’ best player you've never heard of. He averaged 17.5 points and 9.6 rebounds a game in two seasons for the Tigers. He has the potential to flourish in Lawrence as a consistent double-double threat. Sagaba Konate F, West Virginia: Konate is a defensive force who was third in the NCAA with 3.2 blocks per game last season and who earned All-Big 12 defensive team honors. His full impact doesn’t often show up in the box score, but his value to the Mountaineers is sky-high. Lindell Wigginton, G, Iowa State: Wigginton is a potential sleeper if he can build off of his impressive freshman season in which he averaged 16.7 points a game.