Kilpatrick, Jackson Earn All-Conference Honors|
March 11, 2014
It marks the first time since 1999 that UC has had players named first and second all-conference at the end of the regular season. That year Kenyon Martin and Pete Mickeal were tabbed first team All-Conference USA while Melvin Levett earned second team distinction.
Kilpatrick is UC’s first unanimous first team all-conference selection since Steve Logan was tabbed Conference USA Player of the Year in 2002.
UConn's Shabazz Napier and Louisville's Russ Smith were also unanimously selected to the league's first team.
Kilpatrick ranks first in the league in scoring (20.9 points per game) and three-pointers made (2.8 per game) and is third in free-throw shooting percentage (.844).
Jackson ranks first in the conference in blocks (2.9), fifth in rebounds (7.1) and fifth in field-goal shooting percentage (.548).
Kilpatrick has been named to an all-conference team every season of his college career, but this is his first time as a first team selection. He was tabbed second team All-BIG EAST in 2012 and 2013 and earned All-BIG EAST Rookie Team accolades in 2011.
Jackson’s second team all-conference honor is the first league accolade of his career.
Additional conference awards, including Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Most Improved Player, Sixth Man Award and Sportsmanship Award will be anoounced Wednesday.
2014 American Athletic Conference All-Conference Awards
All-Conference First Team
All-Conference Second Team
KILPATRICK NAMED ALL-DISTRICT V BY THE USBWA
United States Basketball Writers Association
Coach of the Year
All-District V Team