Kansas Guard Reed Tabbed Candidate for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Nov. 3, 2010
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –
Kansas guard Tyrel Reed has been named a candidate to receive the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. The award is given annually to the Division I men’s basketball player who has notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Reed, a 6-foot-3 senior from Burlington, Kan., is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection, who has been a part of one NCAA National Championship, two NCAA Sweet 16’s and three Big 12 Championships. He has averaged 4.9 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in his career, which includes a career-best 15-point game against Kansas State in last season’s Big 12 Championship game. In addition to being named a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, Reed has also been a member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s and Athletic Director’s Honor Rolls every semester he has been enrolled at KU.
He is one of 30 men’s basketball players up for the award. The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one finalist.
Former Jayhawk Wayne Simien won the award in 2005, while Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich were finalists in 2003.
Reed and the Jayhawks will play their second exhibition game of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 9 when they host Emporia State at 7 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.
2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Men’s Basketball Candidates
Name, Position, School
Kevin Anderson, Guard, Richmond
John Ashworth, Guard, IUPUI
Devon Beitzel, Guard, Northern Colorado
Noah Dahlman, Forward, Wofford
Malcolm Delaney, Guard, Virginia Tech
Dodie Dunson, Guard, Bradley
Kenneth Faried, Center, Morehead State
Jimmer Fredette, Guard, BYU
Dairese Gary, Guard, New Mexico
Devin Gibson, Guard, Texas San Antonio
Jeremy Hazell, Guard, Seton Hall
Blake Hoffarber, Guard, Minnesota
Matt Howard, Forward, Butler
Gary Johnson, Forward, Texas
Cameron Jones, Guard, Northern Arizona
Rob Keefer, Guard, Lehigh
Andrew Keister, Forward/Center, Holy Cross
Kenny Lawson, Jr., Center, Creighton
Jon Leuer, Forward, Wisconsin
David Lighty, Guard, Ohio State
Mickey McConnell, Guard, St. Mary’s (Calif.)
Brendan McKillop, Guard, Davidson
E’Twaun Moore, Guard, Purdue
Jacob Pullen, Guard, Kansas State
Tyrel Reed, Guard, Kansas
Damian Saunders, Forward, Duquesne
Xavier Silas, Guard, Northern Illinois
Kyle Singler, Forward, Duke
Chris Warren, Guard, Mississippi
Chris Wright, Forward, Dayton