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Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans named Big 12 Freshman of the Year

Evans is the third Cowboy in the last five seasons to win the award.

Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, the conference announced Sunday morning.

Evans, a product from Kimball High in Dallas, is the third Cowboy in the last five seasons to win the award. Evans scored in double figures 11 times. He leads the Cowboys in scoring with 12.9 points per game in 22 games. He has not played since Feb. 2 when he dislocated his right shoulder against Texas Tech.

The highlight of Evans' season was a career-high 42-point performance against then-No. 2 Oklahoma in Gallagher-Iba Arena. His performance tied the most points by a freshman and third most in OSU history.

Evans was also named to the All-Newcomer Team. The 6-foot guard was accompanied by Deonte Burton of Iowa State, Barry Brown and Dean Wade of Kansas State and Eric Davis Jr. and Kerwin Roach Jr. of Texas on the All-Newcomer Team.

Jeff Newberry joined Evans on the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention list. Evans and Newberry are accompanied by Lester Medford (Baylor); Jameel McKay, Abdel Nader, Matt Thomas (Iowa State); Devonte' Graham and Landen Lucas (Kansas); Jordan Woodard (Oklahoma); Javan Felix (Texas), Toddrick Gotcher, Aaron Ross and Zach Smith (Texas Tech).

Coach of the Year was awarded to Texas Tech's Tubby Smith. Buddy Hield of Oklahoma won Player of the Year honors for a second straight year, beating out Georges Niang (ISU) and Perry Ellis (Kansas). Prince Ibeh of Texas was named Defensive Player of the Year, Jaysean Paige of West Virginia and Burton of Iowa State earned the Sixth Man Award and Newcomer of the Year, respectively by unanimous selection.