Mar 10, 2020 9:02 PM

WSU's Echenique named second team all-conference

Posted Mar 10, 2020 9:02 PM

The American Athletic Conference released its all-conference teams on Tuesday afternoon. Wichita State senior Jaime Echenique was named to the second team.

Echenique – a 6-foot-11 center from Barranquilla, Colombia – is the Shockers’ leading scorer (11.3), rebounder (7.1) and shot-blocker (43).

He ranks among the league’s top-10 in blocks (4th, 1.6), rebounds (6th), double-doubles (t-5th, 6) and field goal percentage (7th, .487).

Despite playing just two seasons for WSU after transferring from Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College, Echenique is tied for ninth on the Shockers’ all-time blocks list (94).

Echenique is Wichita State’s fourth all-conference player in three seasons of AAC membership. Markis McDuffie was a second-team pick in 2019 and the duo of Landry Shamet and Shaquille Morris both earned first-team honors in 2018.

The league will announce individual award winners on Wednesday.

Wichita State (23-8) opens play in the Air Force Reserve American Athletic Conference Championship this Friday against either UConn or Tulane. Friday’s 2 p.m. CT tipoff from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, airs nationally on ESPN2.

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Kansas' Azubuike AP Big 12 player of year, Baylor's Drew top coach

By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year.

The 7-footer is the only player in the conference averaging a double-double. Azubuike and his Jayhawks teammate Devon Dotson are the only unanimous picks for the AP All-Big 12 first team released Tuesday.

Baylor sophomore guard Jared Butler, TCU senior guard Desmond Bane and Oklahoma senior forward Kristian Doolittle are the other first-team selections.

Scott Drew was picked as coach of the year after No. 5 Baylor set a Big 12 record winning 23 games in a row.