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9 months 1 week ago - 4 days 14 hours ago #17093 by HawkErrant
kuinfo.ku.edu/what-are-qualifications-ja...sey-retired-and-hung

Q: What are the qualifications that a Jayhawk basketball player must meet to have their jersey retired and hung in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse?

A: According to the Kansas Men's Basketball Media guide: The original criteria for a retired jersey included KU players named college basketball player of the year, most valuable player of the NCAA Tournament or being named a four-time All-American. The list was expanded in 1997 to include Ray Evans, who holds the distinction of being an All-American in both football and basketball. The criteria was expanded prior to the 2002-03 season to include consensus first-team All-Americans, two-time first-team All-America selections and Academic All-American of the Year. In 2006 legendary KU radio man Max Falkenstien was added to the rafters to recognize his 60 years of brodcasting KU athletics.

Having said all that, here is a Feb 2009 quote from Coach Self: "There is really not a criteria other than the greatest players that play here deserve to be considered for that."


For the current listing of KUMBB honorees, or just more information to use in considering whether a player would be eligible to have his or her jersey hanging in The Phog, check out the Wikipedia section on this.
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To summarize the criteria as it exists today, the "guaranteed to hang in the rafters" criteria are earning at least one of:
1. NCAA D1 NPOY1
2. NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
3. Consensus First Team All-American (more on "consensus" below)
4. Two time First Team All-American (consensus not required) or
5. Academic All-American of the Year (criteria set by Roy so Vaughn's jersey could be in the rafters)

NOTES
1. NPOY awards considered are from the Naismith HOF, AP, Wooden, NABC, The Sporting News, Oscar Robertson and Adolph Rupp (although Rupp has made no awards for the past two seasons, and may be out of this activity). Link
2. Note well - at this writing being named Conference Player of the Year is not a "guaranteed" criteria.
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For more on how Consensus All American and Academic All Americans are determined, also see this Wikipedia article on NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans
Here is an excerpt --

Consensus teams
While an increasing number of media outlets select All-America teams, the NCAA recognizes consensus All-America teams back to 1905.[2] These teams have drawn from two to six major media sources over the years, and are intended to reflect the opinions of most college basketball experts. Today the four teams used to select consensus teams are: the Associated Press, The National Association of Basketball Coaches, the United States Basketball Writers Association and Sporting News magazine. Since 1984, the NCAA has applied a standardized point system to those teams designated as "major" All-American teams to determine consensus teams. The point system consists of three points for first team, two points for second team and one point for third team. No honorable mention or fourth team or lower are used in the computation. The top five totals plus ties are first team and the next five plus ties are second team.[3]

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Note that there are currently three additional players that meet the "guaranteed" criteria for retiring their jerseys that are not presently in the rafters:

Thomas Robinson, 2012 consensus first team All-American
Frank Mason, everybody's 2017 POY and consensus first team All-American
Devonté Graham, 2018 consensus first team All-American.

Marcus Morris was the 2011 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, but no "guaranteed" honors. Since Self is on record as only using the "guaranteed" criteria as guidelines (see Kirk Hinrich #10 and Brandon Rush #25 having their jerseys up there), do not be surprised if Marcus eventually ends up hanging in the rafters. But I would not be surprised if he doesn't, either (of several different things that do, VCU still stings most).

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9 months 1 week ago #17108 by HawkErrant
OP has been edited to add more on how the NCAA determines "Consensus First Team All Americans" and to correct the waiting list info on the four players I initially mentioned -- TRob, #BIFM, DG and Marcus.

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9 months 1 week ago #17110 by HawkErrant
Note well regarding determining "Consensus" First Team AA status -- the NCAA uses the teams chosen by the Associated Press, The National Association of Basketball Coaches, the United States Basketball Writers Association and Sporting News magazine to determine "consensus".

All American teams are also named each year by USAToday, NBCSports and Bleacher Report (if more pop up, I'll add them to this list), but they are not currently used by the NCAA for determining "consensus", at least in part because some of these awards are only put together by 2 or 3 people, and not a broad group that would be more representative of national consensus.

Devonté has earned First Team AA status from USAToday and NBC Sports.

Bleacher Report named him 2nd team.

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9 months 1 week ago #17127 by HawkErrant
Andy Katz on NCAA.com has named Devonté to his first team, with Jalen Brunson as his choice for NPOY. Again, this is one person's list, and even though published on the NCAA.com website, it is not used in determining who the NCAA D1 Consensus First Team All-Americans will be.

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9 months 1 week ago #17136 by HawkErrant
Same for Rivals.com Eric Bossi's choosing DG. More here.

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9 months 3 days ago #17432 by HawkErrant
From the US Basketball Writers Association.

www.sportswriters.net/USBWA/news/2018/allamerica180312.html

2 down, 2 left - AP and NABC.

Congratulations, Devonté!

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8 months 3 weeks ago #17807 by HawkErrant
From the NABC.
www.wibwnewsnow.com/graham-named-nabc-all-america-first-team/

3 of 3 for the big 4, ensuring Consensus status.
All that remains is for the AP to name him 1st team.

Congratulations to Devonté!

Looking forward to seeing his #4 hanging in The Phog!

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8 months 2 weeks ago #18142 by HawkErrant
As gorillahawk has reported, the AP has made it unanimous!

Congratulations to Devonté!

See you in The Rafters, D’tae!

www2.kusports.com/news/2018/mar/27/kus-d...ap-all-american-nod/

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