Kilpatrick, Jackson Earn All-Conference Honors

March 11, 2014

University of Cincinnati senior guard Sean Kilpatrick was named a unanimous first team All-American Athletic Conference selection and senior forward Justin Jackson was tabbed second team all-conference by the league’s coaches the conference announced on Tuesday.

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
Sean Kilpatrick, G, Cincinnati *
Shabazz Napier, G, UConn *
Montrezl Harrell, F, Louisville
Russ Smith, G, Louisville *
Nic Moore, G, SMU

All-Conference Second Team
Isaiah Sykes, G, UCF
Justin Jackson, F, Cincinnati
TaShawn Thomas, F, Houston
Shaq Goodwin, F, Memphis
Joe Jackson, G, Memphis
Markus Kennedy, F, SMU

All-Rookie Team
Amida Brimah, C, UConn
Terry Rozier, G, Louisville
Austin Nichols, F, Memphis *
John Egbunu, C, USF
Chris Perry, F, USF

Kilpatrick was also named to the All-District V Team by the United States Basketball Writers Association on Tuesday. He was one of 10 players named to the district team that includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

United States Basketball Writers Association
All-District V Honors

Player of the Year
Nik Stauskas, Michigan

Coach of the Year
John Beilein, Michigan

All-District V Team
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Gary Harris, Michigan State
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Adreian Payne, Michigan State
Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Keifer Sykes, Green Bay