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Big 12 Men's Hoops Awards Announced
March 04, 2007

NORMAN, Okla.   After averaging 4.4 points and 2.3 rebounds prior to the start of conference action, Oklahoma senior forward Nate Carter was named to the Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Third Team today by averaging team highs of 16.5 points and 7.1 boards in league games.

The 6-6, 225-pound Carter scored in double figures in 15 of OU's 16 conference outings and scored at least 20 points on five occasions.  He posted season highs of 24 points in a home win against Texas Tech and 11 rebounds in a loss at Oklahoma State. 

In conference games, Carter ranked second in the league in free throw percentage (.875), fourth in offensive rebounding (3.0), fifth in field goal percentage (.492), ninth in scoring and 10th in rebounding.  He leads the Big 12 (all games) with his .856 season free throw percentage.

Carter, who attempted a team-high 111 free throws, set a school record by making 37 consecutive free throw attempts this season.  He converted 39 straight attempts in conference play and has made 73 of his last 79 attempts in league action (.924).

From San Diego, Calif., Carter transferred to OU prior to the 2004-05 season from UC Riverside where he was the 2003 Big West Conference Freshman of the Year and a 2004 second-team all-league selection.  He has scored 1,315 points during his collegiate career.

The rest of the 2007 Phillips 66 Big 12 honorees are below.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kevin Durant, Texas, F/G, Fr.

DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Mario Chalmers, Kansas, G, So.
Marcus Dove, Oklahoma State, G/F, Jr.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
**Stefhon Hannah, Missouri, G, Jr.

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
**Kevin Durant, Texas, F/G, Fr.

SIXTH MAN AWARD
Cartier Martin, Kansas State, G/F, Sr.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Billy Gillispie, Texas A&M

ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM
Brandon Rush, Kansas
Julian Wright, Kansas
Mario Boggan, Oklahoma State
Kevin Durant, Texas**
Acie Law, Texas A&M**
Jarrius Jackson, Texas Tech

ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
David Hoskins, Kansas State
Cartier Martin, Kansas State
Aleks Maric, Nebraska
D.J. Augustin, Texas
Joseph Jones, Texas A&M

ALL-BIG 12 THIRD TEAM
Mario Chalmers, Kansas
Stefhon Hannah, Missouri
Nate Carter, Oklahoma
JamesOn Curry, Oklahoma State
Martin Zeno, Texas Tech

ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION
Aaron Bruce, Baylor
Curtis Jerrells, Baylor
Richard Roby, Colorado
Mike TayloR, Iowa State
Darrell Arthur, Kansas
Sherron Collins, Kansas
A.J. Abrams, Texas
Josh Carter, Texas A&M
Antanas Kavaliauskas, Texas A&M

BIG 12 ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Mario Chalmers, Kansas
Russell Robinson, Kansas
Marcus Dove, Oklahoma State
Kevin Durant, Texas
Dominique Kirk, Texas A&M

BIG 12 ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Wesley Johnson, Iowa State
Darrell Arthur, Kansas
Sherron Collins, Kansas**
Stefhon Hannah, Missouri
Kevin Durant, Texas**
D.J. Augustin, Texas**

** Unanimous Selection                          
Ties in the voting created additional spots for Defensive Player of the Year and on the First Team and All-Rookie Team

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