Kansas Jayhawks: Naming the All-Bill Self KU Teams

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Mar 21, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Andrew Wiggins (22) dunks the ball past Eastern Kentucky Colonels guard Marcus Lewis (12) in the first half during the 2nd round of the 2014 NCAA Men

All-Bill Self KU Second Team

G — Brandon Rush (2005-08) — 13.6 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.0 APG

Best season: So. — 13.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.0 APG

G — Aaron Miles (2001-05) — 8.6 PPG, 6.9 APG, 3.3 RPG, 1.9 SPG

Best Season: Sr. — 9.3 PPG, 7.2 APG, 3.5 RPG, (40-80 3-point shooting)

F — Andrew Wiggins  (2013-14) — 17.1 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 1.0 BPG

Best Season: Played only freshman season

F — Marcus Morris (2008-11) — 12.6 PPG, 6.2 RPG

Best Season: Jr. — 17.2 PPG, 7.6 RPG

C — Joel Embiid  (2013-14) — 11.2 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 2.6 BPG

Best Season: Played only freshman season

Why they made it: Oh, Andrew Wiggins.

The super-stud, and future number one overall draft pick could have made the first-team based solely on stats and athletic ability.

Yet, after having as good of a Big 12 Tournament last year as any Jayhawk, he disappeared in the NCAA Tournament, as KU went out early in the second round.

His one year wasn’t enough to justify a selection over Simien or Robinson.

Simien was a Kansas kid who stayed home, and rewarded the Jayhawks for looking in state with some stellar seasons.

T-Rob’s story from virtual no-name to fan favorite was hard to pass up.

He also wore his emotions on his sleeve during the game, and you just knew he wanted to win so bad every time he stepped on the floor.

Oh, and did we need to mention again he was the biggest reason Mizzou didn’t leave the Big 12 with bragging rights?

Rush was another Kansas player who could have put up huge numbers at other schools, but instead gave up stats for a championship — and not just the Big 12 kind.

He also was the poster child for consistency. In three years he averaged between 13.3 and 13.8 points, 5.1 and 5.9 rebounds, and 2.0 and 2.1 assists.

Miles played all four seasons and left Lawrence as the Big 12’s all-time leader in assists. (sorry Doug Gottlieb).

Marcus Morris came in with his twin Markieff, and high expectations.

They both got off to slow starts to their career, but Marcus blossomed in to the best player in the conference during the 2010-11 season.

It’s a wonder what he would think of this considering he and Markieff didn’t make the same team.

They will just have to settle for playing on the same NBA team, and sharing the same contract and bank account.

Embiid didn’t have monster stats, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t play like one.

The seven-footer took about a third of the season to get in to full swing, and once he did there was no stopping this rim protector.

That is unless you are a back injury, then you stopped him.

Had he not missed the final part of the 2013-14 season, the Jayhawks most likely would have another Final Four on their resume.

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