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Three Texas men’s basketball players earn Preseason All-Big 12 honors

2022 might be a good year to be Chris Beard

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 18 Rice at Texas Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Basketball season is right around the corner for the Texas Longhorns.

With newly hired head coach Chris Beard in the wings for the men’s team, it’s easy to feel a bit of strut underneath your feet when you think about what’s on tap for the new season.

Complimenting Beard will be a host of talented Longhorns, including three who were recently named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Awards list, the conference announced today. The last and only Texas player to earn the same award was Maurice Evans in 2000-2001.

Senior guard Marcus Carr was named Preseason Newcomer of the Year and landed a spot on the Preseason All-Big 12 team. Senior guard Andrew Jones and junior forward Tre Mitchell were also named to the Preseason Honorable Mention All-Big 12 team.

Count them up: THREE.

That’s the same amount as the Baylor Bears, the reigning national champions, had on the latest preseason all-conference list.

Texas tips off the season at 7:30pm Central, Monday, Nov. 1 at the Frank Erwin Center.