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Wesley Iwundu, Dean Wade, Barry Brown earn All-Big 12 honors for Kansas State

K-State forward Wesley Iwundu pulls down a rebound Saturday against Mississippi in Bramlage Coliseum. (January 30, 2016)
K-State forward Wesley Iwundu pulls down a rebound Saturday against Mississippi in Bramlage Coliseum. (January 30, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

Three Kansas State basketball players received all-conference honors from the Big 12 on Sunday.

Wesley Iwundu led the way as a third-team selection and a member of the league’s all-defensive team. They are the first all-conference honors of his career. The junior wing averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists this season. He also had several strong defensive outings, helping the Wildcats to a 16-15 record.

A pair of K-State freshmen -- Barry Brown and Dean Wade -- were named to the Big 12’s all-newcomer team. The teams were based on votes from all 10 of the Big 12’s coaches.

Brown, a shooting guard, was one of K-State’s best outside shooters. He averaged 9.0 points and 2.7 rebounds.

Wade, a forward, averaged 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds a year after joining the Wildcats from St. John.

Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield was named Big 12 Player of the Year. Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith was named Big 12 Coach of the Year.

Kansas senior Perry Ellis, Iowa State senior Georges Niang, Texas junior Isaiah Taylor, Baylor’s Taurean Prince and Hield made up the first team.

Kellis Robinett: @kellisrobinett

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