Destination of the Year

OU’s Grant Sherfield named Massive 12 Preseason Newcomer of the 12 months; OSU’s Avery Anderson lands on All-Massive 12 crew

Oklahoma guard Grant Sherfield has been named the 2022-23 Massive 12 Preseason Newcomer of the 12 months, as voted on by the league’s coaches, the convention introduced Wednesday morning.

From Stillwater, Oklahoma State guard Avery Anderson is one in every of six gamers voted to the Preseason All-Massive 12 crew. Becoming a member of him there are a trio of unanimous alternatives in TCU’s Mike Miles Jr., Baylor’s Adam Flagler and Kansas’ Jalen Wilson together with Texas’ Marcus Carr and Timmy Allen.

Sooner ahead Tanner Groves and Cowboys large man Moussa Cisse every obtained an honorable point out for the preseason all-league crew.

Miles Jr. is the primary Horned Frogs participant to earn Massive 12 Preseason Participant of the 12 months honors. Baylor guard Keyonte George was voted the convention’s preseason freshman of the yr.

Sherfield dedicated to OU from the switch portal this offseason after averaging 19.1 factors, 6.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds per recreation in his second season at Nevada a yr in the past. The 6-foot-2 senior started his school profession at Wichita State in 2019 and as a second-time switch required an NCAA waiver with the intention to achieve speedy eligibility for the upcoming season.

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Sherfield is the seventh OU participant to be named preseason participant of the yr and the primary since Amath M’Baye in 2012-13.

Groves’ honorable point out choice follows a debut season in 2021-22 that earned him an honorable point out within the Massive 12’s postseason honors. The ahead who started his school profession at Japanese Washington posted 11.6 factors and 5.8 rebounds per recreation final season.

Anderson, the 6-foot-3 senior, was named to the All-Massive 12 third crew in 2021-22. He averaged 12.1 factors per recreation because the Cowboys’ main scorer in his junior season.

Cisse returns because the league’s reigning co-Defensive Participant of the 12 months after main the Massive 12 in blocked pictures (54) in 2021-22.

July 27, 2022 video by Tulsa World’s Eli Lederman