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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

KU’s Azubuike, Dotson earn AP All-American votes

Kansas guard Devon Dotson drives to the basket against Tennessee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Kansas guard Devon Dotson drives to the basket against Tennessee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

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Already recognized as two of the top players in the Big 12 Conference, Kansas players Udoka Azubuike and Devon Dotson were honored on a national level on Tuesday.

The two KU starters were among the 21 players who received votes for the Associated Press' preseason All-American team, released by the AP on Tuesday.

The votes were made by the same 65-member media panel that picked Kansas as the No. 3 team in the nation in the AP's preseason Top 25 poll on Monday and KU was the only school in the nation with two players listed.

Last week, Azubuike was named the Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year and preseason all-Big 12 by the conference coaches. He was also one of 20 players on the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year watch list.

Dotson joined Azubuike on the preseason all-Big 12 team and was one of 20 players listed on the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year watch list.

Here's a look at the AP's preseason All-Americans along with those players who received votes:

AP All-Americans

Cassius Winston, Michigan State

Markus Howard, Marquette

Jordan Nwora, Louisville

Myles Powell, Seton Hall

James Wiseman, Memphis

Others receiving votes: Kerry Blackshear Jr., Florida, 23; Cole Anthony, North Carolina, 10; Udoka Azubuike, Kansas, 8; Jarron Cumberland, Cincinnati, 8; Tre Jones, Duke, 6; Sam Merrill, Utah State, 5; Devon Dotson, Kansas, 4; Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky, 3; Mamadi Diakite, Virginia, 3; Anthony Edwards, Georgia, 1; Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky, 1; Reggie Perry, Mississippi State, 1; Payton Pritchard, Oregon, 1; Lamar Stevens, Penn State, 1; Isaiah Stewart, Washington, 1; McKinley Wright IV, Colorado, 1.

Comments

Dirk Medema 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Nwora goes from 3rd team ACC to AllAmerican in one offseason? Interesting.

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