Skeens named Ken B. Jones Award finalist

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- Washburn basketball player Brady Skeens is one of five finalists for the MIAA's Ken B. Jones Award, the conference announced Tuesday.

The award is given to the conference's top male and female athletes.

This past season, Skeens became the eighth Ichabod to average a double-double for the season; it was his third time accomplishing the feat.

Skeens helped the 2017-2018 Ichabods reach the postseason for the first time since 2012. The team finished 22-10 and as the runners-up in the MIAA Tournament.

A three-time MIAA Defensive Player of the Year, Skeens is the program's all-time blocks leader (242).

After 103 games (94 starts) for Washburn, Skeens finished his career 13th on the all-time scoring chart (1,229 points). He's also the program's third-leading rebounder (990).