Kansas' Tyrel Reed Makes Capital One Academic All-District Team

Feb. 3, 2011


Kansas senior Tyrel Reed has been named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District 7 men’s basketball team it was announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

By earning this distinction, Reed will now appear on the national ballot as a candidate for Capital One Academic All-America honors, which will be selected later this month. If selected, Reed would become the 20th player in Kansas basketball history to be named an Academic All-American, the second-most selections for all Division I schools.

Reed also has a chance to become the second-straight Jayhawk men’s basketball player to be named Academic All-American of the Year after Cole Aldrich earned that distinction last year. If chosen, Reed would be the third Jayhawk to receive the top honor recognizing student-athletes for their combined performance on the floor and in the classroom, as Jacque Vaughn was named Academic All-American of the Year in 1997.

A 6-foot-3 guard from Burlington, Kan., Reed has already graduated from KU with a 3.65 GPA in pre-physical therapy/exercise science and has been accepted into KU Medicine’s physical therapy school. He is averaging 9.5 points per game this season and leads KU with 43 three-point field goals. Reed is the only Jayhawk to have started every game this season and is also one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

Kansas, currently ranked No. 2 in the nation, will play its next game Saturday at Nebraska at 3 p.m.