Maric Makes Preseason All-Big 12 Team

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 2:23 pm
By: News On 6

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska center Aleks Maric is on the All-Big 12 preseason men's basketball team announced Tuesday.

Maric is only the fourth Nebraska player to make the preseason team, joining Tyronn Lue in 1997, Venson Hamilton in 1998 and Kimani Ffriend in 2000.

Maric is the leading returning scorer and rebounder in the Big 12. Last season, the 6-11 Australian averaged 18.5 points and almost nine rebounds.

Texas sophomore guard D.J. Augustin is preseason player of the year. Missouri junior forward DeMarre Carroll is newcomer of the year.

Players were selected by the league head coaches.