Pair of Mizzou Tigers honored by CBS, Sporting News

Pair of Mizzou Tigers honored by CBS, Sporting News

Credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 16: Phil Pressey #1 of the Missouri Tigers drives in the second half against Chris McEachin #35 of the Norfolk State Spartans during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 16, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 6:19 PM

COLUMBIA, MO (KMOV.com) - CBS Sports named Missouri basketball junior point guard Phil Pressey a Preseason First All-American on Monday.

Pressey was a finalist for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award, given to the best point guard in college basketball. Last season, Pressey broke the school record for assists with 223. He was also selected by CBS as a First Team All-Big 12 player and was selected for the Big 12 All-Tournament Team after the Tigers won the conference tournament.

Fellow backcourt mate Michael Dixon was named a Preseason Second Team All-American by the Sporting News. Dixon averaged 15.5 ppg off the bench.

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