Mario Little Selected as Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year
IRVING, Texas – Former Chipola Indian and University of Kansas junior Mario Little was selected as the Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday. Little was picked in a vote by the league head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own student-athletes.
Chipola Head Coach Greg Heiar said, “Mario worked extremely hard during his two years at Chipola and I have no doubts he will continue this mentality for Coach Self at Kansas.”
Little arrives in Lawrence after leading Chipola (Fla.) College to a 68-5 record over the last two seasons. He averaged 15.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists a year ago for Chipola and shot 55 percent from the floor, including 40.3 percent from three-point range. Little was rated as the No. 1 JUCO player in the country by Rivals.com.
Preseason Newcomer of the YearMARIO LITTLE, KANSAS, G, 6-5, 210, Jr., Chicago, Ill./Washington/Chipola College [Fla.]