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.