Withey Named NABC Co-Defensive Player of the Year

April 7, 2013

ATLANTA – Kansas senior center has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Co-Defensive Player of the Year, announced on Sunday, April 7, at the 2013 AT&T/NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show in Atlanta. He shares the honor with Indiana junior guard Victor Oladipo.

The Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Big 12 Championship, Withey led Kansas in rebounding at 8.5 boards per game to complement his 13.7 scoring average. The 7-foot San Diego native broke his own Kansas and Big 12 single-season record blocked shots record with 146 blocks in 2012-13. Last season Withey blocked 140 shots to set the school and league mark. The 2012 and 2013 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Withey is also the KU and Big 12 career blocked shots leader ending his career with 312 all-time blocks. A three-time Big 12 Player of the Week this season, Withey led the Big 12 with 3.95 blocked shots per game, which ranks second nationally, and set the KU and conference per game average season record. Last week Withey was named Consensus All-America Second Team along with KU redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore.

Jeff 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)

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