Dedric Lawson makes AP and Consensus All-America Third Team

Kansas forward Dedric Lawson (1) plays against Northeastern during a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger)
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(WIBW) - A stat-stuffing star season at Kansas has landed Dedric Lawson more prestigious recognition.

The Associated Press announced the KU big man as a third-team All-American while the NCAA had him on its Consensus All-America third team. This marks the fourth straight year a Jayhawk has been named a Consensus All-American.

In his first season at Kansas, Lawson carried a large load. He led the Big 12 in scoring (19.4 points per game) and rebounding (10.3 rebounds per game), becoming the only player in the league to average a double-double. This helped him win Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and earn an unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection.

The redshirt junior became the first Jayhawk to average a double-double since All-American Thomas Robinson, who averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds in 2011-12. Lawson finished the year with 22 double-doubles, which is tied for second nationally and is the third-most in a single season in KU history.