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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jeff Withey selected as AP preseason All-America honorable mention

Kansas center Jeff Withey pumps his fist after a Jayhawk bucket to end the half against Ohio State during the first half on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Superdome.

Kansas center Jeff Withey pumps his fist after a Jayhawk bucket to end the half against Ohio State during the first half on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Superdome.

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Kansas senior Jeff Withey has been named honorable mention for the 2012-13 Associated Press preseason All-America Team released Monday.

The AP preseason team consisted of five first-team members and 17 honorable mention selections.

A 7-foot center from San Diego, Withey was recently selected to the All-Big 12 preseason team by the conference coaches. He was the 2012 Big 12 defensive player of the year last season after setting the Big 12 single-season blocks record with 140.

Withey, who also was a third-team All-Big 12 selection a year ago, averaged 9.0 points and 6.3 rebounds for Kansas and shot a team-best 79.5 percent from the free-throw line.

KU opens exhibition play with a 7 p.m. home game Tuesday against Emporia State.

Comments

Joe Baker 1 year, 5 months ago

Why play hard in an exhibition game? Withey is too injury prone to go full speed in an exhibition game. EJ and Withey must be the inside outside leadership that TT and TRob were last year.

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akgjenkintown 1 year, 5 months ago

Not sure what he needs more for motivation, but he was in low gear while in Europe and looked lethargic last night. KU played better with him on the bench.

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Tom Gillaspie 1 year, 5 months ago

Hope they don't take it away after the Stink Bomb he laid down tonight. What a joke!

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milehighhawk 1 year, 5 months ago

Slow start, but a small sample size.

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jaybate 1 year, 5 months ago

Jeff just proved he can play down to D2.

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Janet Scott 1 year, 5 months ago

What's all the hype with Cody Zeller of Indiana? Withey can be Zeller's equal or better, with another year of great improvement.

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Ferd Magellan 1 year, 5 months ago

Wait, I thought being a "game-changer" guaranteed national POY awards?

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702Hawk 1 year, 5 months ago

Rock Chalk! Here is to Withey getting mad and becoming the Sultan of Swat.

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