🏀 Dickinson and McCullar Named to NABC All-District 8 First Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas duo of Hunter Dickinson and Kevin McCullar Jr. have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 8 team, the NABC announced Tuesday.

The first and second teams were voted on by the Big 12 coaches which make up NABC District 8. Besides the Dickinson and McCullar, the first team consisted of Max Abmas (Texas), Tamin Lipsey (Iowa State) and Jamal Shead (Houston). The second team was LJ Cryer (Houston), RayJ Dennis (Baylor), Dylan Disu (Texas), Pop Isaacs (Texas Tech) and Emanuel Miller (TCU). The NABC District 8 Coach of the Year was Kelvin Sampson of Houston.

Named to The Sporting News All-America Second Team and six-time Big 12 weekly award winner in 2023-24, Dickinson leads the Big 12 and is eighth nationally in rebounds per game at 10.8. The Alexandria, Virginia, native recorded his 16th double-double of the season with 15 points and 20 rebounds against Kansas State (3/5) and his 16 double-doubles lead the Big 12 and are 16th nationally. With an 18.0 ppg, which is second in the Big 12 behind McCullar, Dickinson is the only player in the Big 12 averaging a double-double. He also leads the Big 12 with 14 games of 20-plus points and leads KU with 43 blocked shots and has 29 steals.

For his career, Dickinson has 2,174 points and 1,123 rebounds and is one of four active players in NCAA Division I to surpass both 2,100 points and 1,100 rebounds for his career. Prior to joining Kansas last summer, Dickinson was a three-time all-conference honoree while at Michigan and a 2021 Consensus All-America Second Team selection.

Also, on nearly every All-America and national player of the year watch lists, McCullar leads the Big 12 in scoring at 18.3 points per game. The San Antonio guard’s two triple-doubles are the third most in the NCAA. McCullar has made 39 three-point field goals and his 6.2 rebounds per game are second on the team. He ranks in 11 Big 12 statistical categories.

A three-time national Naismith Defensive Player of the Year semifinalist and four-time All-Big 12 selection, for his career McCullar has scored 1,517 points with 745 rebounds, 338 assists and 217 steals. He has 108 starts in his 138 games played, including 59 starts in 60 contests in his two seasons at Kansas.