Texas freshman Jarrett Allen (31) shoots a free throw against Angelo State during a NCAA college basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Jarrett Allen named NABC All-District 8 Second Team

Posted March 22nd, 2017

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Texas freshman Jarrett Allen was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Second Team All-District 8 team on Wednesday.

A day after announcing that he would declare for the NBA Draft but not hire an agent, Allen was rewarded for his standout freshman season in which he averaged 13.5 points per game and 8.4 rebounds. Allen got better as the season went, averaging 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds in Big 12 play. He hit 59.9 percent of his shots from the field in conference play.

Sweet 16 bound Kansas dominated the District 8 honors with two first-team selections (Big 12 Player of the Year Frank Mason III and Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Josh Jackson on the first team), while Kansas coach Bill Self was District 8 Coach of the Year.

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Allen is the only Longhorn on any team in the district that includes all 10 Big 12 programs. Outside of Kansas, Only Oklahoma State and Iowa State had multiple members on either first or second team.

The teams: 

First Team

Monte Morris, Iowa State

Frank Mason III, Kansas

Johnathan Motley, Baylor

Josh Jackson, Kansas

Jeffrey Carroll, Oklahoma State

Second Team

Jarrett Allen, Texas

Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State

Jevon Carter, West Virginia

Deonte Burton, Iowa State

Vladimir Brodziansky, TCU

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