KU's Azubuike named Big 12 preseason player of year

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KU senior Udoka Azubuike has been selected as Big 12 basketball preseason player of the year.  The 7 foot center averaged 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds in an injury-shortened season last year.

Joining Azubuike on the first team is KU teammate Devon Dotson, Baylor's Tristan Clark,  Tyrese Haliburton of Iowa State and TCU's Desmond Bane.

Texas Tech's Chris Clarke is the newcomer of the year,  while West Virginia's Oscar Tshiebwe is the freshman of the year.