Withey named Co-Defensive Player of the Year
- Apr. 8, 2013
- 1 Comment
The list of accolades keeps growing for Kansas center Jeff Withey.
After averaging 13.7 points per game, 8.5 boards per game and totaling 146 blocks (Kansas and Big 12 record) this season, the seven-footer has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
Withey shares the award with Indiana’s Victor Oladipo.
In his first two seasons at Kansas, Withey struggled to average more than six minutes per game before breaking out his junior year in 2011-12 and recording 140 blocks on 54 percent field goal shooting.
NBAdraft.net projects Withey as a late first round draft pick and notes that he has the attributes to be a longtime backup center in the league.
List of Withey 2012-13 Accolades:
-NABC Co-Defensive Player of the Year
-Consensus All-America Second Team
-Associated Press All-America Third Team
-NABC All-America Third Team
-Lute Olson All-America Team
-USBWA All-America Second Team
-Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player
-USBWA All-District VI
-Second Team All-America by Sporting News
-All-Big 12 First Team (Big 12, AP)
-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year
-Big 12 All-Defensive Team
-Wooden Award Final Ballot
-USBWA Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Finalist (1 of 14)
-Naismith Award Top 30 Candidate
-Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (2/25)
-co-Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (2/18)
-Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (12/3)
-CBE Hall of Fame Classic All-Tournament Team
-Senior CLASS Award candidate (1 of 30)