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March 4, 1999

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— University of Nebraska senior center Venson Hamilton has been named player of the year and Texas' Rick Barnes coach of the year in a vote of Big 12 men's basketball coaches.

Kansas' Jeff Boschee was named freshman of the year and Texas A&M junior Clifton Cook newcomer of the year.

FIRST TEAM

Albert White, Missouri, Jr., 6-5, 238, Inkster, Mich.

Venson Hamilton, Nebraska, Sr., 6-10, 245, Forest City, N.C.

Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma St., Sr., 6-4, 197, North Little Rock, Ark.

Chris Mihm, Texas, Soph, 7-0, 255, Austin, Texas.

Gabe Muoneke, Texas, Jr., 6-7, 240, Houston, Texas.

SECOND TEAM

Marcus Fizer, Iowa State, Soph, 6-8, 240, Arcadia, La.

Eric Chenowith, Kansas, Soph, 7-0, 235, Villa Park, Calif.

Eduardo Najera, Oklahoma, Jr., 6-8, 235, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Desmond Mason, Oklahoma St., Jr., 6-6,. 207, Waxahachie, Texas.

Rayford Young, Texas Tech, Jr., 5-11, 175, Pampa, Texas.

THIRD TEAM

Kenny Price, Colorado, Sr., 6-4, 190, Springfield, Mo.

Cookie Belcher, Nebraska, Jr., 6-4, 205, Mexico, Mo.

Ryan Humphrey, Oklahoma, Soph, 6-8, 225, Tulsa, Okla.

Kris Clack, Texas, Sr., 6-5, 225, Austin, Texas.

Clifton Cook, Texas A&M, Jr., 6-1, 175, Dayton, Ohio.

HONORABLE MENTION

Kish Lewis, Baylor; Jaquay Walls, Colorado; Jeff Boschee, Kenny Gregory, Ryan Robertson, Kansas; Manny Dies, Tony Kitt, Shawn Rhodes, Kansas State; Keyon Dooling, Brian Grawer, Missouri; Michael Johnson, Eric Martin, Oklahoma; Joe Adkins, Oklahoma State.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Rick Barnes, Texas.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Venson Hamilton, Nebraska.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Clifton Cook, Texas A&M.

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Jeff Boschee, Kansas.

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