Kansas' Brandon Rush and Darrell Arthur Named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team in Men's Basketball
Oct. 9, 2007
Rush and Arthur were selected in a vote by the conference coaches. The KU guard duo of junior Mario Chalmers and sophomore Sherron Collins each received coaches' votes and were named preseason honorable mention by the conference.
"We have multiple guys who deserve preseason All-Big 12 recognition and I think it's great that we had a couple of guys land on the team with Brandon and Darrell," Kansas head coach Bill Self said. "I also think Mario, Sherron, Sasha (Kaun), Darnell (Jackson) and Russell (Robinson) are worth mentioning too, because I think we will be a balanced team."
Joining Rush and Arthur on the All-Big 12 team are Baylor junior guard Curtis Jerrells, Nebraska senior center Aleks Maric, Texas sophomore guard D.J. Augustin and Texas A&M senior forward Joseph Jones. There was a tie in the voting as six were listed on the team. Augustin was named the preseason player of the year, wile
Last year Rush and teammate Julian Wright were named Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year and both were on the preseason all-conference team. A native of
Arthur was an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection last season and member of the Big 12 All-Rookie team. The
Chalmers was the 2007 Big 12 co-Defensive Player of the Year as he averaged 12.2 points his sophomore season. The