The Big 12 Mens Basketball Coaches preseason honors were announced today. Oklahoma States Marcus Smart is the Preseason player of the year. He is only the 2nd player in Big 12 history to be selected the preseason player of the year after being named the player of the year the previous season. KUs Tarik Black, a transfer from Memphis, is the preseason newcomer of the year. KUs Andrew Wiggins is the preseason freshman of the year. Wiggins was also named to the Preseason All Big 12 team. KUs Perry Ellis and Joel Embiid and Kansas States Shane Southwell are honorable mentions.