Accolades Roll In For Jayhawks

By: KU Sports Information
By: KU Sports Information
Kansas men

Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins drives to the basket during the 2nd half versus Duke, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Red Arbogast)

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas men's basketball players Joel Embiid, Perry Ellis and Andrew Wiggins have been named to various postseason honors as the Jayhawks set off to defend their postseason Big 12 Championship at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday.

Wiggins headlines the accolades as he was named to the SI.com All-America Second Team Tuesday and the 2013-14 USBWA Men's All-America Second Team and the NABC All-District 8 First Team on Wednesday. Embiid joined Wiggins on the NABC All-District 8 First Team, while Ellis was a second-team NABC District 8 selection.

Wiggins' USBWA honor marks the sixth-straight season at Kansas player has been named to the USBWA Men's All America Team: Ben McLemore and Jeff Withey (2013), Thomas Robinson (2012), Marcus Morris (2011), Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich (2010) and Collins (2009).

No. 10/10 Kansas (23-8, 14-4) will face either Oklahoma State or Texas Tech on Thursday, March 12, in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship. OSU and TTU will play Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. Kansas has won nine Big 12 postseason titles and 13 overall conference tourneys.

Wiggins Awards (2013-14)
NABC All-District 8 First Team
USBWA All-America Second Team
SI.com All-America Second Team
USBWA All-District VI
Sporting News All-America Second Team
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (3.9.14)
Big 12 Freshman of the Year (Big 12, AP)
All-Big 12 First Team (unanimous selection, Big 12, AP)
Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
Wooden Award Final Ballot (1 of 15)
Wayman Tisdale Award Finalist by USBWA (1 of 6)
Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist List by USBWA (1 of 15)
Naismith Men's College Player of the Year Candidate (1 of 30)
Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (1.28.14)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (1.27.14)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (11.18.13)

Embiid Awards (2013-14)
NABC All-District 8 First Team
USBWA All-District VI
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
All-Big 12 Second Team (Big 12, AP)
Big 12 All-Defensive Team
Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
Wayman Tisdale Award Finalist by USBWA
Naismith Men's College Player of the Year Award Candidate (1 of 30)
Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List by USBWA
Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (1.21.14)
CBSSports.com National Player of the Week (1.20.14)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (1.20.14)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (12.2.13)

Ellis Awards (2013-14)
NABC All-District 8 Second Team
All-Big 12 Third Team (AP)
All-Big 12 Third Team (Big 12)
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
co-Big 12 Player of the Week (2.17.14)
NABC Good Works Team Nominee
Battle 4 Atlantis All-Tournament Team
Naismith Trophy Early Watch List
co-Big 12 Player of the Week (11.18.13)


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