McLemore, Withey Named To AP All-America Teams

Kansas redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore and senior center Jeff Withey have been named to the Associated Press All-America Team announced Monday.

Kansas center Jeff Withey (5) dunks against Oklahoma State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

McLemore and Withey Named to Associated Press All-America Team

McLemore named second team and Withey third team by AP

LOS ANGELES – Kansas redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore and senior center Jeff Withey have been named to the Associated Press All-America Team announced Monday.

Three teams of five were named plus an honorable mention list by Associated Press (AP). McLemore was named to the AP Second Team, while Withey was a third-team selection by the 65-member media panel which votes on the All-America teams.

An All-Big 12 First Team selection, McLemore led Kansas in scoring in 2012-13 at 15.9 points per game, which broke the KU freshman record of 14.6 ppg average by Jayhawk legend Danny Manning in 1985. A 6-foot-5 St. Louis, Mo., native, McLemore’s 589 points and his 87.0 free throw percentage also broke KU freshman marks. During the 2012-13 season, McLemore was a three-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week and one-time league player of the week this season and had 10 games of 20 points or more, including three 30-point efforts. His 36-point effort against West Virginia (3/2) broke the KU freshman single-game scoring record.

Named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Big 12 Championship, Withey led Kansas in rebounding at 8.5 boards per game to complement his 13.7 scoring average. The 7-foot San Diego native broke his own Kansas and Big 12 single-season record blocked shots record with 146 blocks in 2012-13. Last season Withey blocked 140 shots to set the school and league mark. The 2012 and 2013 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Withey is also the KU and Big 12 career blocked shots leader ending his career with 312 all-time blocks. A three-time Big 12 Player of the Week this season, Withey led the Big 12 with 3.95 blocked shots per game, which ranks second nationally, and set the KU and conference per game average season record.

Ben McLemore and Jeff Withey 2012-13 Postseason Accolades

Ben McLemore

-Associated Press All-America Second Team

-John R. Wooden Award All-American

-NABC All-America Second Team

-Lute Olson All-America Team

-USBWA All-America Second Team

-USBWA Freshman All-America

-Third Team All-America by Sporting News

-All-Big 12 First Team (Big 12, AP)

-Big 12 All-Rookie Team

-Wooden Award Final Ballot

-Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (3/4)

-USBWA Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Finalist (1 of 14)

-USBWA Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Finalist (1 of 8)

-Naismith Award Top 30 Candidate

-Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (1/21)

-Sporting News Mid-Season All-American

-Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (1/14)

-Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week (12/24)

-CBE Hall of Fame Classic All-Tournament Team

Jeff Withey

-Associated Press All-America Third Team

-NABC All-America Third Team

-Lute Olson All-America Team

-USBWA All-America Second Team

-Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player

-USBWA All-District VI

-Second Team All-America by Sporting News

-All-Big 12 First Team (Big 12, AP)

-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

-Big 12 All-Defensive Team

-Wooden Award Final Ballot

-USBWA Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Finalist (1 of 14)

-Naismith Award Top 30 Candidate

-Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (2/25)

-co-Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (2/18)

-Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (12/3)

-CBE Hall of Fame Classic All-Tournament Team

-Senior CLASS Award candidate (1 of 30)


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