Paul Pierce, Kansas
Pierce scored 30 against Missouri in the first Big 12 championship game and 26 against Oklahoma in the second, earning most outstanding player honors for both.
Hollis Price, Oklahoma
Price seemed to live for the postseason. Oklahoma won three straight tournaments and Price was huge in all of them, named the tournament’s top player in 2002 and 2003.
Marcus Fizer, Iowa State
Fizer dominated the regular season and continued his reign in the 2000 Big 12 Tournament by averaging 26.3 points and being named the most outstanding player. He was the first to be named Big 12 regular season and tournament MVP.
Kevin Durant, Texas
Of course Durant would have a monster tournament. In his future home, Oklahoma City, Durant became the only player in tournament history to average 30 points (30.7), leading the Longhorns to the 2007 finals, where they lost to Kansas.
Mike Singletary, Texas Tech
In the greatest of all tournament scoring games, Singletary set an event record with 43 points, including 29 straight for the Red Raiders, who overcame a 22-point deficit to beat Texas A&M in a 2009 opening round game.
Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Players
1997: Paul Pierce, Kansas
1998: Paul Pierce, Kansas
1999: Jeff Boschee, Kansas
2000: Marcus Fizer, Iowa State
2001: Nolan Johnson, Oklahoma
2002: Hollis Price, Oklahoma
2003: Hollis Price, Oklahoma
2004: Tony Allen, Oklahoma State
2005: Joey Graham, Oklahoma State
2006: Mario Chalmers, Kansas
2007: Kevin Durant, Texas
2008: Brandon Rush, Kansas
2009: DeMarre Carroll, Missouri
2010: Sherron Collins, Kansas
2011: Marcus Morris, Kansas
2012: Kim English, Missouri
2013: Jeff Withey, Kansas
2014: DeAndre Kane, Iowa State
2015: Georges Niang, Iowa State