University of Kansas

Collins, Aldrich named co-Big 12 preseason players of year

Senior guard Sherron Collins and junior center Cole Aldrich have been voted preseason Big 12 Conference basketball players of the year by the league's coaches, the conference announced today.

Both are also on the preseason All-Big 12 team, joining Iowa State's Craig Bracins, Oklahoma's Willie Warren, Oklahoma State's James Anderson and Texas' Damion James.

Kansas State's Denis Clemente was named honorable mention. Texas' Avery Bradley was named preseason freshman of the year, and ISU's Marquis Gilstrap was named preseason newcomer of the year.