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Three Menís Basketball Players Named Consensus All-Americans
April 02, 2013
The NCAA has announced the Consensus All-America honorees for the 2012-13 season and three Big 12 players are on the list. Ben McLemore and Jeff Withey of Kansas, along with Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, were all named to the second team.

An All-Big 12 First Team selection, McLemore led Kansas in scoring in 2012-13 at 15.9 points per game, which broke the KU freshman record. His 589 points and .870 mark from the free throw line also broke KU freshman records. During the 2012-13 season, McLemore was a three-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week and one-time league player of the week while having 10 games of 20 points or more, including three 30-point efforts.

Named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Big 12 Championship, Withey led Kansas in rebounding at 8.5 boards per game to complement his 13.7 scoring average. The 7-foot San Diego native broke his own Big 12 and Kansas single-season blocked shots record with 146 rejections in 2012-13. A year ago, Withey finished with 140 blocks to set the school and league mark.

Smart earned Big 12 Player and Freshman of the Year honors after his stellar first year in Stillwater. He ranked near the top of the Big 12 statistical rankings in several categories and is just the sixth Cowboy in school history to earn consensus accolades.

The Big 12 is second nationally in total consensus All-America First Team recognitions since 2007 with seven. The league has 11 unanimous consensus honorees since 1997, also second in the nation among conferences.

2012-13 Consensus All-America Teams

Trey Burke, Michigan
Doug McDermott, Creighton
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga
Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown

Ben McLemore, Kansas
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Jeff Withey, Kansas
Cody Zeller, Indiana

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