Kansas Guard Reed Tabbed Candidate for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

Nov. 3, 2010


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