Kansas basketball center Hunter Dickinson earns second team consensus All-American honors

The KU basketball center joined an exclusive list after being named an All-American for the second time in his collegiate career.
Mar 23, 2024; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Hunter Dickinson (1) drives
Mar 23, 2024; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Hunter Dickinson (1) drives / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas Jayhawks program has produced some of the best college basketball players in recent history. It has generated 17 consensus All-Americans under head coach Bill Self now that Hunter Dickinson was named one yesterday.

Dickinson joins Jalen Wilson and Ochai Agbaji as KU's All-Americans across the past three seasons. The determinants of being a Consensus All-American are the votes from the Associated Press (AP), The Sporting News (TSN), the United States Basketball Writers of America (USBWA), and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He was named to the second team on all of those outlets besides NABC.

A 7-foot-2 big man based out of Virginia, Dickinson spent three years at Michigan before transferring to Kansas over the offseason. He totaled 1,617 points and 787 rebounds with the Wolverines, making the All-Big Ten First Team in each campaign he played in Ann Arbor. He was considered one of the best players to ever enter the transfer portal at the time.

As a freshman, Dickinson also earned second-team consensus All-American honors. He becomes the second player in NCAA basketball history to be named an All-American at multiple schools, something that could become more common in today's era due to the prevalence of the transfer portal.

The 2024 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year averaged 17.9 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.4 blocks on 54.8% field goal shooting in his first year in Lawrence. He led the conference in double-doubles, finished second in scoring, and was named to the All-Big 12 First Team to round out a terrific year. Dickinson and teammate Kevin McCullar guided KU to a 23-11 record and a Round of 32 exit.

He can add this to his lengthy list of accolades at the collegiate level. Dickinson, 23, is currently weighing his options between returning to Kansas for a super senior year or entering the NBA Draft and going pro. He has one more season of eligibility because he played in the 2020-21 COVID-19 year.