Terry Maston has been named Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year. The senior forward averaged 11 points and six rebounds per game.
Maston started the year off well, but broke his hand against Xavier. He returned from the injury a month later. But he really took off in February. In four of Baylor’s last nine games, he earned KenPom’s MVP, which is given to the top player in a game on either team.
Maston was vital to several Baylor wins. He finished with 23 points on Senior Day, against Oklahoma, on just 13 shots. Against Texas Tech’s 3rd ranked defense, he scored 24 points. And he had 26 points on 16 shots in Baylor’s double overtime victory in Austin. His work was magnificent:
Baylor’s had a player win this award four of the last ten years. LaceDarius Dunn won in 2009, Quincy Acy won in 2011 and Taurean Prince won in 2015.