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Lawson named Associated Press & Consensus All-America Third Team

KU Athletics ReleaseApril 2, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas redshirt-junior Dedric Lawson has been named to the 2019 Associated Press (AP) All-America Third Team, the AP announced Tuesday.

With the AP team announced, the NCAA released the 2019 Consensus All-America teams and Lawson was named to the third team. Consensus All-America Teams are determined by aggregating the results of the four major All-America teams by the NCAA, those being the AP, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and The Sporting News.

Lawson’s consensus honor gives Kansas four-straight years with a Jayhawk on the Consensus All-America teams joining Perry Ellis in 2016 (second team), Frank Mason III in 2017 (first team) and Devonte’ Graham in 2018 (first team). Historically, Lawson is the 13th Jayhawk in the Bill Self era, which began in 2003-04, to be named Consensus All-America.

The Associated Press All-America Team was selected and voted on by a media panel of 64.

Lawson concluded his first season at Kansas averaging 19.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, leading the Big 12 in both stats and becoming the first Jayhawk to average a double-double since All-America Thomas Robinson who averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds in 2011-12. The 2019 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection, Lawson is the only player in the league averaging a double-double.

Lawson amassed 22 double-doubles in 2018-19 which ranks tied for second nationally and third on the Kansas single-season list. The Memphis, Tennessee, forward was a three-time Big 12 Player of the Week (11/12, 11/26, 12/26) and five-time league newcomer of the week (12/3, 12/17, 1/14, 1/28, 2/11) this past season.

Historically, Lawson has 58 career double-doubles, which are fourth on the NCAA Division I active list. He is the only non-senior on the NCAA Division I top-10 list.

2019 Associated Press All-America First Team
RJ Barrett, Duke (Fr., F)
Ja Morant, Murray State (So., G)
Grant Williams, Tennessee (Jr., F)
Zion Williamson, Duke (Fr., F)
Cassius Winston, Michigan State (Jr., G)

2019 Associated Press All-America Second Team
Jarrett Culver, Texas Tech (So., G)
Carsen Edwards, Purdue (Jr., G)
Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga (Jr., F)
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin (Sr., F).
Markus Howard, Marquette (Jr., G)

2019 Associated Press All-America Second Team
Brandon Clarke, Gonzaga (Jr., F/C)
Kyle Guy, Virginia (Jr., G)
De’Andre Hunter, Virginia (So., G)
DEDRIC LAWSON, KANSAS (Jr., F)
PJ Washington, Kentucky (So., F)

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