Irving, Texas - Nebraska men's basketball player Lance Jeter was honored Sunday, as he was named third-team All-Big 12 by the league's coaches. Jeter, a senior guard from Beaver Falls, Pa., has played a major role in leading Nebraska to a 19-11 record entering this week's Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Kansas City.
On the year, Jeter is averaging a team-high 11.5 points per game while also dishing out 4.6 assists and grabbing 4.4 rebounds per game. He is currently among the league's top 10 in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.3-to-1, second), assists per game (third) and steals per game (1.6, sixth). Jeter has 138 assists this season, which ranks eighth on Nebraska's single-season list. He is also on pace to become just the seventh Husker in the last 35 years - and the first in a decade - to top Nebraska in both scoring and assists in the same season.
In conference action, Jeter has been even better, averaging team highs in scoring (12.7), assists (5.2) and rebounding (5.0), becoming only the third player in Big 12 history to average better than five rebounds and five assists per game in league play. He finished among the conference leaders in five categories, including assists (second), assist-to-turnover ratio (second), steals (1.6, fourth), defensive rebounds (4.7, seventh) and scoring (18th). Jeter has a pair of double doubles this season, a 10-point, 10-assist game against regular-season champion Kansas on Feb. 5, and a career-high 27 point, 10-rebound effort in an overtime loss at Iowa State on Feb. 26.
Jeter, who has started every game of his Husker career, is the first Husker chosen for one of the league's top three teams since Ade Dagunduro in 2008-09.
The Huskers will take on Oklahoma State in a first-round game Wednesday morning at 11:30 a.m.