🏀 Dickinson and McCullar Named USBWA All-America

LAWRENCE, Kan.  Kansas’ Hunter Dickinson and Kevin McCullar Jr. have been named to the 2023-24 United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-America Team, the USBWA announced Wednesday. Dickinson is a second team honoree, while McCullar is an honorable mention honoree. The USBWA board selected the team based on voting from the entire USBWA membership based on regular-season performance.

 

Named to the Associated Press, The Sporting News All-America second teams and the NABC Third Team, Dickinson leads the Big 12 and is eighth nationally in rebounds per game at 10.8. The 2024 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year from Alexandria, Virginia, Dickinson 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 named to the three aforementioned All-America teams and a 2024 All-Big 12 First Team selection, 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 fourtime 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. 

 

2023-24 USBWA All-America Team

 

FIRST TEAM
Zach Edey, Purdue 
Dalton Knecht, Tennessee
RJ Davis, North Carolina 
Jamal Shead, Houston 
Tyler Kolek, Marquette

 

SECOND TEAM
Tristen Newton, Connecticut
Kyle Filipowski, Duke
HUNTER DICKINSON, KANSAS
Caleb Love, Arizona
Mark Sears, Alabama

THIRD TEAM
Johni Broome, Auburn
DaRon Holmes II, Dayton
Armando Bacot, North Carolina
Antonio Reeves, Kentucky
Baylor Scheierman, Creightons

HONORABLE MENTION
Jaedon LeDee, San Diego State
Boo Buie, Northwestern
KEVIN MCCULLAR JR., KANSAS
Terrence Shannon Jr., Illinois
L.J. Cryer, Houston