This year in the Big 12, we could see a team challenge Kansas more than anyone ever has in the last 12 years of Kansas’s domiance. West Virginia returns 3 of their top 5 scorers, one being Jevon Carter who could contend for the wooden award as a major sleeper for player of the year. Kansas still remains the favorite by a pretty wide margin to start the year. Devonte Graham an easy player of the year canidate returns along with sharp shooter Svi Mykhailiuk, dominate big man Udoka Azubuike, and high flyer Lagerald Vick. However, that is not it for this team, potentially the 3 best transfers over the last two years will join the team. The Lawson bothers from Memphis and Malik Newman a top prospect two years ago for Mississippi State are in Kansas and are ready to make an immediate impact. Another huge addition is freshman Billy Preston who ranked 18th on the 2017 recruiting class. Outside of West Virginia and Kansas, Iowa State who played the transfer market well, TCU who returned many stud players, Texas who added the #3 Freshman Mo Bamba to an already experienced team, and Oklahoma with many veteran players, all look to contend. In the bottom of the conference this year will be Texas Tech who could turn out to be way better than expected if they play their cards right, Oklahoma State and Baylor who lost a ton from their solid teams last year, and Kansas State who lost a few assets and could not add anything special this season.
Regular Season Champ- Kansas
Tournament Champ- TCU