Dickie V's preseason Big 12 predictions
PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
1. Kansas State
6. Texas A&M
7. Oklahoma State
8. Texas Tech
12. Iowa State
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jacob Pullen, Kansas State
DIAPER DANDY OF THE YEAR: Cory Joseph, Texas
COMMENTS: Kansas State is a legitimate Final Four contender with Jacob Pullen, but the loss of point guard Denis Clemente will be a factor. The Wildcats also still have Curtis Kelly, who will be a positive force on the baseline. Texas coach Rick Barnes has a lot of young talent. Cory Joseph will have the ball in his hands while running the offense. Tristan Thompson will have an immediate impact, too. Jordan Hamilton must step up and live up to his potential. If Josh Selby is eligible, Kansas will be higher than this ranking. Baylor's prediction is based on the return of LaceDarius Dunn. Missouri, with Kim English, will also be tough.
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