You would need to go back to the 2009-2010 season to find an Oklahoma basketball freshman who has pulled in the accolades as Kameron McGusty has. At 6-5, the Sooners’ first-year guard, from Katy, Texas, averaged 10.9 points and 2.0 rebounds, in 24.7 minutes per game, while shooting .436 from the field and .359 from 3-point range.
McGusty scored over 20 points per game four times this season, which is the most by any OU freshman since Mason-Griffin, and on Sunday he was acknowledged by the Big 12 Conference. He became the first OU freshman to earn All-Big 12 honors and All-Newcomer status since Mason-Griffin in the 2009-10 season.
Oklahoma’s standout freshman was named as a member of the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team for the 2016-17 season, and was also an All-Big 12 honorable mention. In addition, McGusty was named as the conference Newcomer of the Week for his performances against Kansas and TCU.
McGusty scored 14 points in Oklahoma’s 73-63 loss at Kansas and then paced the Sooners in their 73-68 win over TCU on Saturday with 22 points.