University of Kansas

March 26, 2014

KU’s Andrew Wiggins receives second-team All-America honors from basketball coaches

Andrew Wiggins’ college career is most likely over, but the Kansas freshman is still racking up postseason honors. Wiggins was selected second-team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the NABC announced on Wednesday. Wichita State senior forward Cleanthony Early joined Wiggins on the second team, while sophomore point guard Fred VanVleet was selected to the third team.

Andrew Wiggins’ college career is most likely over, but the Kansas freshman is still racking up postseason honors.

Wiggins was selected second-team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the NABC announced on Wednesday. The selection marks the 34th time a KU player has appeared on one of the NABC’s All-American teams.

Wiggins, who had just four points in KU’s season-ending loss to Stanford on Sunday, finished with 597 points this year, surpassing the KU freshman record of 589 points set last season by Ben McLemore. Wiggins finished the season averaging 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds while shooting 44.8 percent from the floor.

Wichita State senior forward Cleanthony Early joined Wiggins on the second team, while sophomore point guard Fred VanVleet was selected to the third team.

NABC All-America teams

FIRST TEAM

Nick Johnson, Arizona, 6-3, 200, Junior, Guard, Gilbert, Ariz.

Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6-8, 225, Senior, Forward, Ames, Iowa

Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, 6-1, 180, Senior, Guard, Roxbury, Mass.

Jabari Parker, Duke, 6-8, 235, Freshman, Forward, Chicago, Ill.

Nik Stauskas, Michigan, 6-6, 205, Sophomore, Guard, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

SECOND TEAM

Cleanthony Early, Wichita State, 6-8, 219, Senior, Forward, Middletown, N.Y.

C.J. Fair, Syracuse, 6-8, 215, Senior, Forward, Baltimore, Md.

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, 6-4, 210, Senior, Guard, Yonkers, N.Y.

Russ Smith, Louisville, 6-0, 165, Senior, Guard, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Andrew Wiggins, Kansas, 6-8, 200, Freshman, Guard, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

THIRD TEAM

Julius Randle, Kentucky, 6-9, 250, Freshman, Forward, Dallas, Texas

Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 6-4, 220, Sophomore, Guard, Flower Mound, Texas

Fred VanVleet, Wichita State, 5-11, 194, Sophomore, Guard, Rockford, Ill.

T.J. Warren, North Carolina State, 6-8, 215, Sophomore, Forward, Durham, N.C.

Scottie Wilbekin, Florida, 6-2, 176, Senior, Guard, Winter Haven, Fla.

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