Kansas Continues to Be Well Represented on Postseason Teams
March 11, 2011
With conference postseason play continuing, Kansas men’s basketball continues to be well represented on season-ending accolades for 2010-11.
On March 10, the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) released its all-district teams. For District VI, Kansas junior forward Marcus Morris was named the player of the year, while Bill Self was tabble the coach of the year. Marcus and Markieff Morris, twin of Marcus, were named to the USBWA All-District VI Team which consisted of 10 student athletes.
On March 9, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released its all-district teams. KU’s Marcus Morris was named to the District 8 First Team, while twin brother Markieff earned second-team recognition. The 245 student-athletes list on the 24 NABC district teams are eligible for the State Farm Coaches’ Division I All-America teams, to be announced on Saturday, April 2, during the NABC Convention and NCAA® Final Four®.
Also on March 9, the Associated Press released its All-Big 12 team for 2010-11 and like the conference coaches’ squad, KU’s Marcus Morris was named the Big 12 Player of the Year and Jayhawks’ head coach Bill Self the Big 12 Coach of the Year. Morris was named to the AP All-Big 12 First Team, while Markieff Morris was second team and Jayhawk senior Tyrel Reed was honorable mention.
On March 7, Foxsports.com released its All-American team and Marcus Morris was selected to the third team, while Markieff Morris was named to the fifth team.
Yahoo! Sports came out with its 2011 All-Big 12 team on March 3 and Marcus Morris was named the site’s Big 12 Player of the Year. Joining Marcus on the first team was Markieff Morris. Additionally, Bill Self was the site’s Big 12 Coach of the Year and Brady Morningstar the most underrated player.