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WVU’s J.J. Quinerly a unanimous All-Big 12 selection

WVU sophomore guard J.J. Quinerly was one of four unanimous selections Tuesday to the all-Big 12 first team, as selected by the league’s coaches.

Quinelry, who led the Mountaineers in scoring (14.2 ppg) and with 60 steals, was also named to the league’s all-defensive team.

WVU guard Madisen Smith, who averaged 14 points per game, was named honorable mention.
Along with Quinerly, the other unanimous first-team selections were Iowa State’s Ashley Joens, Kansas’ Taiyanna Jackson and Oklahoma’s Madi Williams.

The Mountaineers (19-10, 10-8 Big 12) finished in a three-way tie for fourth place in the Big 12 under first-year head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. WVU earned the No. 5 seed through tiebreakers and will play No. 4 Oklahoma State 20-10, 10-8) at noon Friday in the Big 12 quarterfinals.

WVU beat Oklahoma State 71-67 last week inside the Coliseum with Smith and Quinerly combining for 37 points and 10 rebounds.

Joens was named the league’s Player of the Year after averaging 21 points and 9.4 rebounds, while Texas’ Vic Schaefer was named Coach of the Year.

The Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year was Texas’ Rori Harmon and the top freshman was Baylor’s Darianna Littlepage-Buggs.

The top newcomer was Texas’ Shaylee Gonzales and Oklahoma’s Skylar Vann won the Sixth Player Award.

WVU enters the Big 12 tournament on a high note, having three in a row and five of its last seven.
According to ESPN Bracketology, the Mountaineers are currently the last team projected in the field of 68.