According to Sports Illustrated the Big 12 is home to two of the top 13 backcourts in the country. The conference representatives on the list were:
6) Kansas Jayhawks - Josh Selby, Tyshawn Taylor, Tyrel Reed, Brady Morningstar and Elijah Johnson lead the best backcourt in the conference.
13) Missouri Tigers - Kim English, Marcus Denmon, Phil Pressey and Mike Dixon, Jr represent the second best backcourt in the country.
I know I am bullish on the Colorado Buffaloes this offseason, but in my opinion it is amazing that CU's backcourt of Alec Burks and Cory Higgins doesn't make the list. It is also interesting to think that the two best players in the conference might be Jacob Pullen and LaceDarius Dunn, but their backcourt mates aren't strong enough to help Kansas St or Baylor sneak into the top 16.
For what it's worth, Duke, came in at #1, for obvious reasons.
WHo has the best backcourt in the conference?
Kansas (130 votes)
Missouri (70 votes)
Colorado (13 votes)
Kansas State (25 votes)
Baylor (6 votes)
244 total votes