NEW YORK –
Baylor's Cory Jefferson and Kenny Chery picked up All-Big 12 honors from the Associate Press on Monday. Jefferson was named to the second team, while Chery was named honorable mention in a vote by selected
media members who cover the Big 12 Conference.
selection marks the third straight season the Bears have had a player
named to the media's second team. Pierre Jackson and Perry Jones III
were on the 2012 second team, and Isaiah
Austin was selected in 2013. The Bears' four second-team honors over
the last three seasons equals their number of selections from the
league's first 15 seasons.
fifth-year senior from Killeen, Texas, Jefferson was an honorable
mention choice as a junior last season. He joins Curtis Jerrells and
Jones III as the only players
in program history to be named to the media's first or second team a
year after being an honorable mention choice.
leads the Bears with 13.4 points and 8.1 rebounds in 28.5 minutes per
game this season. He has started 68 consecutive games, and his 1.4
blocks per game rank
second on the team and sixth in the Big 12. Jefferson also ranks 15th in the league in scoring and fourth in rebounding.
a junior from Montreal, Quebec, was named honorable mention All-Big 12
by the AP on the same day he was selected as the CBSSports.com National
Player of the Week.
He ranks second on the team with 11.7 points per game and leads the
squad with 5.0 assists per contest. Chery ranks second in the Big 12
with an .867 free throw percentage, third in assists per game and third
with a 2.5 assist-to-turnover ratio.
return to the starting lineup following a turf toe injury has sparked
the Bears' 7-1 run to close the regular season. In addition to recording
the sixth triple-double
in program history against Kansas State on Feb. 15, he's also averaged
20.3 points per game over the Bears' last four contests, including a
career-high 29 points in Saturday's win at Kansas State.
No. 7 seed Baylor takes on No. 10 TCU at 8:30 p.m. CT Wednesday first round action at the 2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. The game will be televised on Big 12 Network from Kansas City's Sprint Center.
2014 BIG 12 POSTSEASON HONORS
All-Big 12, honorable mention (coaches)
Big 12 All-Defensive team (coaches)
All-Big 12, honorable mention (media)
All-Big 12, second team (media)
All-Big 12, third team (coaches)