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Matt Coleman named preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention

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The junior point guard was the only Longhorns player to receive recognition from the conference on Wednesday.

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On Wednesday morning, the Big 12 announced the preseason basketball awards, with Texas Longhorns junior point guard Matt Coleman earning recognition on the All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention team.

Coleman received the same honor last season before leading the team in assists (3.4 apg), minutes (30.7 mpg) and free throw percentage (.785), while ranking fourth in scoring (9.8 ppg) and tied for fourth in steals (30).

Texas will open the 2019-20 season at home against Northern Colorado on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. Central at the Frank Erwin Center on the Longhorn Network.

2019-20 Preseason All-Big 12 Team

Tristan Clark (Baylor), Tyrese Haliburton (Iowa State), Udoka Azubuike (Kansas), Devon Dotson (Kansas), Desmond Bane (TCU)

2019-20 Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

Xavier Sneed (Kansas State), Kristian Doolittle (Oklahoma), Yor Anei (Oklahoma State), Matt Coleman III (TEXAS), Chris Clarke (Texas Tech), Davide Moretti (Texas Tech), Jahmi’us Ramsey (Texas Tech), Derek Culver (West Virginia)

2019-20 Preseason Player of the Year

Udoka Azubuike (Kansas)

2019-20 Preseason Newcomer of the Year

Chris Clarke (Texas Tech)

2019-20 Preseason Freshman of the Year

Oscar Tshiebwe (West Virginia)