Kansas Jayhawks: Naming the All-Bill Self KU Teams

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Feb 16, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Former Kansas Jayhawks guard Mario Chalmers talks to the crowd as his jersey is retired during halftime of the game against the Texas Longhorns at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

All-Bill Self KU First Team

G — Mario Chalmers (2005-08) — 12.2 PPG, 3.8 APG, 2.9 RPG, 2.6 SPG

Best season: Jr. — 12.8 PPG, 4.3 APG, 3.1 RPG, 2.5 SPG

G — Sherron Collins (2006-10) — 13.2 PPG, 3.9 APG, 2.4 RPG

Best Season: Jr. — 18.9 PPG, 5.0 APG, 2.9 RPG

F — Wayne Simien (2001-05) — 15.0 PPG, 8.3 RPG

Best Season: Sr. — 20.3 PPG, 11 RPG

F — Thomas Robinson (2009-12) — 9.8 PPG, 7.3 RPG

Best Season: Jr. — 17.7 PPG, 11.9 RPG

C — Cole Aldrich (2007-10) — 9.4 PPG, 7.7 RPG

Best Season: So. — 14.9 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 2.7 BPG

Why they made it: If you hit what turns out to be a game-winning shot in the national championship game, as Chalmers did in 2008, you make the first-team.

Good thing is, the current Miami Heat guard has the all-around stats to back it up.

Simien was recruited by Roy Williams, but the Leavenworth, KS native played two years for Self.

His 20 points and 11 rebounds per game in 2004-05, were arguably the best numbers by a player on this list.

Collins and Robinson are on the list for similar reasons.

Both had one amazing year, and register off the charts when it comes to toughness.

Collins was more of a role player in the ’08 title game, but assisted Chalmers on the shot that forced overtime.

Robinson went from virtual unknown to NBA lottery pick, and almost single-handily kept KU from losing to Missouri in the Tigers’ final game (for now), in Allen Fieldhouse.

Aldrich could have landed on at least the second-team just for his mastery of North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough in the 2008 National Semifinal.

The freshman, who didn’t play much at all that year, averaging three points and three rebounds during the regular season, had eight points, seven rebounds, and four blocks in the 84-66 victory, while holding the All-American Hansbrough  in check for most of the game.

His double-double sophomore season, with 2.7 blocks per game, doesn’t hurt either.

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