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Foster earns his second All-Big 12 designation

By Joel Jellison

One day after earning All-Big 12 second-team honors from the league’s coaches, Kansas State freshman Marcus Foster was recognized for his season by the media.

Foster was named to the second-team All-Big 12 team by the Associated Press, joining Kansas freshman Joel Embiid, Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield and Baylor’s Cory Jefferson.

Foster has placed his name among the best freshmen in the country, as he leads the Wildcats in scoring (15.4 ppg.), 20-point games (seven), double-digit scoring games (25), field goals (162), 3-pointers (75), free throws (78), free-throw percentage (72.9) and starts (31).

Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim headed up the first team and was also named Big 12 Player of the Year. Fellow teammate DeAndre Kane joined him on the first team and was named the league’s Newcomer of the Year.

Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins was named Freshman of the Year and took another spot on the first team. Oklahoma State’s Marcus Foster and West Virginia’s Juwan Staten were the other two receiving first-team honors.

Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger was named Big 12 Coach of the Year.

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