ATLANTA – Kansas redshirt-junior Jalen Wilson has been named to the 2023 Naismith Men’s Player of the Year Midseason Team, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Thursday.
There are 30 total student-athletes named to the midseason squad and Wilson is looking to become the third Jayhawk to win the Naismith Men’s Player of the Year Trophy joining Danny Manning (1988) and Frank Mason III (2017).
An All-America and national player of the year candidate, Wilson leads the Big 12 in scoring at 20.5 points per game, which ranks 19th nationally, rebounding at 8.5 rebounds and double-doubles with eight. The forward from Denton, Texas, has scored 20-plus points in six of his last seven games and 14 times this season, including three 30-point outings. Wilson’s 54 three-point field goals made are second most on the team.
Now in his third season at Kansas, Wilson surpassed 1,000 career points scored earlier this season and his 1,249 points are 36th on the KU all-time list. His 708 career rebounds rank 17th, and his 24 career double-doubles sit ninth on the KU career ledger.
No. 9 Kansas (19-5, 7-4) will play at Oklahoma (12-11, 2-8) Feb. 11, at 12 p.m. CT on CBS.
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