MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 6, 2016) – West Virginia University junior guards Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr. were named to the 2016-17 Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Team, the league office announced today.
Carter and Miles Jr. were two of 10 Big 12 players recognized on the preseason teams. WVU and Kansas were the only two Big 12 teams with multiple players honored on the preseason teams.
The 2016-17 Preseason All-Big 12 Team consisted of Johnathan Motley (Baylor), Monte Morris (Iowa State), Devonte Graham (Kansas), Frank Mason III (Kansas) and Jawun Evans (Oklahoma State). In addition to Carter and Miles Jr., Josh Jackson (Kansas), Jordan Woodard (Oklahoma) and Jarrett Allen (Texas) were recognized on the Honorable Mention Team.
Morris was named the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, while Jackson was named the Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year. Manu Lecomte of Baylor was selected as the Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year.
The conference preseason poll will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 13.
WVU basketball also released their 2016-17 schedule with all games being televised. The annual Blue-Gold game is scheduled for October 13 at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W.Va.
Day Date Opponent Location TV Time
Thurs Oct. 13 Gold-Blue Debut Wheeling 7 p.m.
Sat Oct. 29 WVU Tech (exhibition) Beckley TBA
Fri Nov. 11 Mount St. Mary’s Morgantown ROOT SPORTS 7 p.m.
Mon Nov. 14 Mississippi Valley State Morgantown ROOT SPORTS 7 p.m.
Sun Nov. 20 New Hampshire & Morgantown ROOT SPORTS 1 p.m.
Thurs Nov. 24 vs. Illinois ^ Brooklyn, N.Y. ESPN2 or ESPNU 2:30 p.m.
Fri Nov. 25 vs. Florida State or Temple ^ Brooklyn, N.Y. ESPN2 or ESPNU 12:30/3 p.m.
Mon Nov. 28 Manhattan & Morgantown ROOT SPORTS 7 p.m.
Sat Dec. 3 at Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ESPNU 2 p.m.
Wed Dec. 7 vs. Western Carolina Charleston ROOT SPORTS 7 p.m.
Sat Dec. 10 VMI Morgantown ROOT SPORTS 2 p.m.
Sat Dec. 17 UMKC Morgantown ROOT SPORTS 2 p.m.
Tues Dec. 20 Radford Morgantown Nexstar 7 p.m.
Fri Dec. 23 Northern Kentucky Morgantown ROOT SPORTS 4 p.m.
Fri Dec. 30 at Oklahoma State * Stillwater, Okla. ESPN2 4 p.m.
Tues Jan. 3 at Texas Tech * Lubbock, Texas ESPNEWS 9:15 p.m.
Sat Jan. 7 TCU * Morgantown ESPNU 1 p.m.
Tues Jan. 10 Baylor * Morgantown ESPN2 7 p.m.
Sat Jan. 14 at Texas * Austin, Texas ESPN or ESPN2 4 p.m.
Wed Jan. 18 Oklahoma * Morgantown ESPN2 7 p.m.
Sat Jan. 21 at Kansas State * Manhattan, Kan. ESPNU 4 p.m.
Tues Jan. 24 Kansas * Morgantown ESPN2 7 p.m.
Sat Jan. 28 Texas A&M $ Morgantown ESPN Noon
Tues Jan. 31 at Iowa State * Ames, Iowa ESPN2 9 p.m.
Sat Feb. 4 Oklahoma State * Morgantown ESPNU 5 p.m.
Wed Feb. 8 at Oklahoma * Norman, Okla. ESPN2 9 p.m.
Sat Feb. 11 Kansas State * Morgantown ESPN or ESPN2 Noon
Mon Feb. 13 at Kansas * Lawrence, Kan. ESPN 9 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 18 Texas Tech * Morgantown ESPN or ESPN2 2 p.m.
Mon Feb. 20 Texas * Morgantown ESPN 9 p.m.
Sat Feb. 25 at TCU * Fort Worth, Texas ESPN or ESPN2 Noon/2 p.m.
Mon Feb. 27 at Baylor * Waco, Texas ESPNU 7 p.m.
Fri Mar. 3 Iowa State * Morgantown ESPN2 7 p.m.
Sat Mar. 8-11 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Kansas City, Mo. ESPN/ESPN2/ TBD
& NIT Season Tip-Off, Morgantown, W.Va.
^ NIT Season Tip-Off, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
$ SEC/Big 12 Challenge
* Big 12 Conference Game
– ALL DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR TELEVISION
– All Times Eastern
Press release courtesy WVU Athletic Communication