Those who have been following the Buffs all season at the Coors Events Center have known this for some time.
But now it’s official: Alec Burks is the Big 12 freshman of the year.
Burks, who became CU’s all-time leading freshman scorer on Saturday during the Buffs’ 101-90 victory over Texas Tech, is the first player in program history to earn the award.
Cory Higgins, CU’s leading scorer, was named third-team All-Big 12 for the second consecutive season. Burks was honorable mention All-Big 12.
More coverage to follow in Monday’s Camera and at buffzone.com.