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Taz Sherman, Sean McNeil Earn All-Big 12 Honors for West Virginia

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West Virginia guards Taz Sherman and Sean McNeil earned All-Big 12 honors as the conference announced on Sunday night. Sherman was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team, while McNeil was named to the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention list.

Sherman and McNeil spent three seasons at West Virginia, recording 54 wins as a group. The duo helped lead the Mountaineers to a 3-seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. On Feb. 21, Sherman became the 55th Mountaineer to record 1,000-career points. Sherman raised his point per game average over his three seasons averaging 5.3 points his junior year, 13.6 points his senior year and 18.1 so far in his fifth year. The 6-foot-4 guard is shooting 41 percent from the field in his career.

McNeil has had another great scoring season, averaging 12.2 points per game and shooting 37 percent from three. The Union, KY, native has scored 876 points in 87 career games for the Mountaineers. McNeil scored a season-high of 28 points against Kansas State on Jan. 8.

Sherman and McNeil’s teammate, Gabe Osabuohien, was awarded the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year on Sunday as well.

All-Big 12 Second Team:

Adam Flagler, G – Baylor

Christian Braun, G – Kansas

Mike Miles Jr., G – TCU

Timmy Allen, F – Texas

Taz Sherman, G – West Virginia

 

All-Big 12 Honorable Mention:

Matthew Mayer (Baylor), Jeremy Sochan (Baylor), Dajuan Harris Jr. (Kansas), Markquis Nowell (Kansas State), Umoja Gibson (Oklahoma), Jordan Goldwire (Oklahoma), Tanner Groves (Oklahoma), Elijah Harkless (Oklahoma), Damion Baugh (TCU), Emanuel Miller (TCU), Christian Bishop (Texas), Andrew Jones (Texas), Courtney Ramey (Texas), Adonis Arms (Texas Tech), Kevin McCullar (Texas Tech), Kevin Obanor (Texas Tech), Marcos Santos-Silva (Texas Tech), Sean McNeil (West Virginia)

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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