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Konate named to All-Big 12 preseason team

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - One of the nation's top returning shot blockers has been named to the All-Big 12 preseason team. 

WVU forward Sagaba Konate collected that preseason honor Wednesday. Konate is a reigning All-Big 12 third-team and all-defensive team awardee. 

Kansas State's Dean Wade is the preseason Big-12 player of the year, becoming just the second Wildcat to earn the honor. K-State's Barry Brown Jr., Kansas' Dedric Lawson and Iowa State's Lindell Wigginton round out the rest of the All-Big 12 preseason roster. 

Lawson also picked up the conference's Newcomer of the Year award, while teammate Quentin Grimes was selected Freshman of the Year in the 2018-19 Preseason All-Big 12 honors, chosen by league head coaches.

The Big 12 will tip off the 2018-19 campaign with its annual media day, slated for Wednesday, October 24 at Sprint Center in Kansas City. The preseason poll will be announced on October 19.

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