LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior Tyrel Reed has been named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District 7 men’s basketball team it was announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
By earning this distinction, Reed will now appear on the national ballot as a candidate for Capital One Academic All-America honors, which will be selected later this month. If selected, Reed would become the 20th player in Kansas basketball history to be named an Academic All-American, the second-most selections for all Division I schools.
Reed also has a chance to become the second-straight Jayhawk men’s basketball player to be named Academic All-American of the Year after Cole Aldrich earned that distinction last year. If chosen, Reed would be the third Jayhawk to receive the top honor recognizing student-athletes for their combined performance on the floor and in the classroom, as Jacque Vaughn was named Academic All-American of the Year in 1997.
A 6-foot-3 guard from Burlington, Kan., Reed has already graduated from KU with a 3.65 in pre-physical therapy/exercise science and has been accepted into KU Medicine’s physical therapy school. He is averaging 9.5 points per game this season and leads KU with 43 three-point field goals. Reed is the only Jayhawk to have started every game this season and is also one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.