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Honors/Awards


First team unless noted. "HM" is honorable mention. Parentheses denote a source other the usual, for example basketball magazines or polls conducted by the Kansas City Star.

National Player-of-the-Year | All-America | Academic All-America

Conference Player-of-the-Year | All-conference | Academic All-conference
Specialty Awards
Conference Newcomer-of-the-Year | Conference Freshman-of-the-Year

NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player | NCAA All-Tournament
NCAA Post-Graduate Award

Extra Competition



Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Dr. Forrest C. 'Phog' AllenJohn Bunn
Wilt ChamberlainPaul Endacott
William 'Bill' 'Skinny' JohnsonArthur C. 'Dutch' Lonborg
Clyde Lovellette John McLendon
Ralph Miller Dr. James Naismith
E. C. Quigley Adolph Rupp
Dean Smith Lynette Woodard

National Collegiate Player-of-the-Year

Player Season Notes
Paul Endacott 1923 (Helms Foundation)
Charlie T. Black 1924 (Helms Foundation)
Clyde Lovellete 1952 (Helms Foundation)
Danny Manning 1988 (Kodak, Naismith, Wooden)

All-America

Player Season Notes
Tommy Johnson 1909  
Ralph Sproull 1915  
Dutch Lonborg 1919  
Paul Endacott 1922  
1923  
Charlie T. Black 1923  
1924  
Tus Ackerman 1924  
1925  
Gale Gordon 1925  
1926  
Al Peterson 1925  
1926  
Frosty Cox 1930  
Ted O'Leary 1932  
Bill Johnson 1933  
Ray Ebling 1936  
Fred Pralle 1937  
1938 consensus 1st team
Howard Engleman 1941 consensus 1st team
Charlie B. Black 1942  
1943 consensus 1st team
1946  
1947  
Ray Evans 1942  
1943  
Clyde Lovellete 1950  
1951 consensus 1st team
1952 consensus 1st team
B. H. Born 1953  
Wilt Chamberlain 1957 consensus 1st team
1958 consensus 1st team
Bill Bridges 1961  
Jerry Gardner 1962  
Walt Wesley 1966  
Jo Jo White 1968  
1969  
Danny Manning 1987 consensus 1st team
1988 consensus 1st team
Adonis Jordan 1993 HM
Rex Walters 1993 HM
Greg Ostertag 1995 HM
Jacque Vaughn 1995 HM
1996 2nd team (AP, NABC)



Academic All-America

Player Season Notes
Bud Stallworth 1971  
Tom Kivisto 1974  
Cris Barnthouse 1977  
Ken Koenigs 1977  
1978  
Darnell Valentine 1979  
1980  
1981  
David Magley 1982  
Jacque Vaughn 1996  
Jerod Haase 1996 2nd team



Conference Player-of-the-Year

Big 8
Player Season Notes
Dave Robisch 1970  
1971  
Bud Stallworth 1972  
Danny Manning 1986  
1987  
1988  
Jacque Vaughn 1996 (AP, Coaches)



All-Conference

Missouri Valley
Player Season Notes
Verne Long 1911  
Bob Heizer 1911  
C. R. Greenlees 1913  
Ralph Sproull 1915  
Ephriam Sorensen 1915  
Art Weaver 1915  
Stuffy Dunmire 1915  
Dutch Lonborg 1919  
1920  
George Rody 1922  
Paul Endacott 1922  
1923  
John Wulf 1923  
Charlie T. Black 1923  
1924  
Tusten Ackerman 1924  
1925  
Bob Mosby 1924  
Al Peterson 1925  
1926 (KC Kansan, Reach Basketball Guide)
1927  
Gale Gordon 1926  
Glenn Burton 1927  
Charles 'Russell' Thomson 1928 2nd Team (Spalding, KC Star)
Big 6
Player Season Notes
Tom Bishop 1930  
1931  
Frosty Cox 1930  
1931 (editors & coaches poll)
Ted O'Leary 1932  
Bill Johnson 1932  
1933  
Lee Page 1932  
Ray Ebling 1934  
1935  
1936  
Dick Wells 1933 2nd Team (KC Star)
1934 2nd Team (KC Star)
1935 2nd Team (KC Star)
Francis Kappelman 1936  
Fred Pralle 1936  
1937  
1938  
Don Ebling 1938 Utility Team (AP)
Lyman Corlis 1939  
Ralph Miller 1940  
1942  
Bob Allen 1940  
1941  
Howard Engleman 1940  
1941  
Charlie B. Black 1942  
1943  
1946  
1947  
Ray Evans 1942  
1943  
Otto Schnellbacher 1943  
1946  
1947  
1948 (Big 7)
John Buescher 1943  
Gordon Reynolds 1945  
Kirk Scott 1945  
Big 7
Player Season Notes
Otto Schnellbacher 1943 (Big 6)
1946 (Big 6)
1947 (Big 6)
1948  
Claude Houchin 1950 2nd team (AP)
Clyde Lovellette 1950  
1951  
1952  
Bob Kenney 1952  
B. H. Born 1953  
1954  
Allen Kelley 1953  
1954  
Harold Patterson 1954  
Dallas Dobbs 1954  
1955  
Maurice King 1956  
Wilt Chamberlain 1957  
1958  
Gene Elstun 1957  
Ron Loneski 1958  
Big 8
Player Season Notes
Bill Bridges 1959  
1960  
1961  
Wayne Hightower 1960  
1961  
Jerry Gardner 1962  
Nolen Ellison 1962  
1963  
George Unseld 1964  
Walt Wesley 1965  
1966  
Del Lewis 1966  
Jo Jo White 1967  
1968  
1969  
Rodger Bohnenstiehl 1967  
Dave Robisch 1969  
1970  
1971  
Bud Stallworth 1971  
1972  
Tom Kivisto 1974  
Rick Suttle 1975  
Norm Cook 1976  
John Douglas 1977  
Ken Koenigs 1978  
DarnellValentine 1978  
1979  
1980  
1981  
David Magley 1982  
Carl Henry 1984  
Ron Kellogg 1985  
1986  
Danny Manning 1986  
1987  
1988  
Kevin Pritchard 1990  
Mark Randall 1991  
Alonzo Jamison 1992 2nd team
Adonis Jordan 1992 (AP, players)
1993 HM (AP, coaches), 2nd tm (players)
Rex Walters 1992 (AP, players)
1993 (AP, players, coaches)
Richard Scott 1993 HM (coaches)
1994 HM (AP, players, coaches)
Steve Woodberry 1993 2nd tm (AP, players, coaches)
1994 1st tm (players), 2nd tm (AP, coaches)
Greg Ostertag 1994 HM (AP, players, coaches)
1995 HM (AP, coaches)
Jacque Vaughn 1994 HM (AP, players)
1995 (AP, players, coaches)
1996 (AP, players)
Jerod Haase 1995 1st tm (Basketball Weekly), 2nd tm (AP, players, coaches)
Raef LaFrentz 1995 2nd tm (Basketball Weekly, HM (AP)
1996 (AP, players)
Scot Pollard 1995 HM (AP)
1996 2nd tm (AP)
Paul Pierce 1996 HM (AP)



Academic All-Conference

Big 8
Player Season Notes
Tom Kivisto 1973  
1974  
Dale Greenlee 1974  
1975  
Cris Barnthouse 1976  
1977  
Ken Koenigs 1976  
1977  
1978  
Darnell Valentine 1979  
1980  
1981  
Tony Guy 1982  
David Magley 1982  
Jeff Dishman 1983  
Mark Turgeon 1986  
Chris Piper 1988  
Kevin Pritchard 1988  
1989  
1990  
Mark Randall 1990  
1991  
Mike Maddox 1991  
David Johanning 1992  
Greg Gurley 1993 Honor Roll
Jacque Vaughn 1994  
1995  
1996  
Jerod Haase 1995  
1996  
Raef LaFrentz 1995  
1996  
C. B. McGrath 1995 HM
1996 2nd team
Ryan Robertson 1996 2nd team
T. J. Pugh 1996 2nd team



Specialty Awards

Player Team Season Notes
Tus Ackerman All-Western Team 1924  
All-Western Team 1925  
Ben Davis Freshmen All-America 1992 2nd tm (Basketball Times), 7th tm (Basketball Weekly)
All-Big 8 Freshmen 1992  
Alonzo Jamison All-District V 1992 (USBWA)
NABC All-Star game 1992  
All-Big 8 Defense 1992  
Adonis Jordan All-District V 1992 (USBWA)
All-Midwest 1992 (Basketball Times)
All-BMA Classic 1992  
All-District XII 1993 (NABC)
All-Golden Harvest Classic 1993  
Eric Pauley All-JUCO Transfer tm 1992 2nd tm (Basketball Weekly)
All-Big 8 Newcomer tm 1992  
All-Rainbow Classic 1993  
Big 8 Player-of-the-week 1993 Jan. 11
Richard Scott All-Big 8 Tournament 1992  
All-BMA Classic 1992  
Big 8 All-Underrated 1993  
All-Golden Harvest Classic 1993  
Big Player-of-the-Week 1994 Nov. 30
MVP 1994 pre-season NIT
Rex Walters College Transfer-of-the-Year 1992 (Basketball Weekly
All-District V 1992 (USBWA)
All-Big 8 Tournament 1992  
MVP, BMA Classic 1992  
All-District XII 1993 (NABC)
Big 8 Player-of-the-Week 1993 Jan. 18, Mar. 9
Darrin Hancock Big 8 All-Newcomer tm 1993  
Greg Ostertag Big 8 All-Bench tm 1993  
Big 8 All-Improved tm 1994  
All-District XII 1995 2nd tm (NABC)
Big 8 All-Defensive tm 1995  
Patrick Richey Big 8 All-Bench tm 1993  
Steve Woodberry Big 8 All-Defensive tm 1993  
Big 8 All-Bench tm 1993  
Big 8 All-Underrated 1993  
MVP, Golden Harvest Classic 1993  
All-District XII 1994 (NABC)
Big 8 All-Defensive tm 1994  
Big 8 Player-of-the-Week 1994  
Sean Pearson Big 8 All-Bench tm 1994  
Big 8 All-Improved tm 1995  
Scot Pollard Big 8 All-Freshmen tm 1994  
Big 8 All-Bench tm 1995 (USBWA)
Big 8 All-Underrated 1995 (USBWA)
CBS Player-of-the-Game 1995 vs. Western Kentucky
Jacque Vaughn Big 8 All-Freshmen tm 1994  
All-Tournament tm 1994 pre-season NIT
All-District 1995 (USBWA & NABC)
Wooden Award candidate 1995  
Jerod Haase All-District V 1995 (USBWA)
Raef LaFrentz All-America Freshmen tm 1995 2nd tm (Basketball Weekly)
Wooden Award candidate 1996  
Billy Thomas Big 8 All-Freshmen tm 1995  
CBS Player-of-the-Game 1995 vs. Colgate
B. J. Williams CBS Player-of-the-Game 1995 vs. Indiana



Conference Newcomer-of-the-Year

Big 8
Player Season Notes
Vernon Vanoy 1967  
John Douglas 1977  
Darnell Valentine 1978  
Danny Manning 1985  
Rick Calloway 1990 co-winner
Rex Walters 1992  
Jacque Vaughn 1994  
Jerod Haase 1995  



Conference Freshman-of-the-Year


(began in 1994)

Big 8
Player Season Notes
Raef LaFrentz 1995  
Paul Pierce 1996 (Coaches)



NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Player Season Pts Rebs
Clyde Lovellette 1952 35.3  
B. H. Born 1953 20.0  
Wilt Chamberlain 1957 30.3 15.5
Danny Manning 1988 27.2 9.3



NCAA All-Tournament

Player Season Pts Rebs Notes
Howard Engleman 1940     All-Tournament
Bob Allen 1940     All-Tournament
Clyde Lovellette 1952 35.3   All-Tourn., All-Region., FF-MVP
Dean Kelley 1952 7.8   All-Tourn., All-Region.
1953 12.8   All-Tourn., All-Region.
B. H. Born 1953 20.0   All-Tourn., All-Region., FF-MVP
Gil Reich 1953 10.0   All-Regional
Wilt Chamberlain 1957 30.3 15.5 All-Tourn., All-Region.
Maurice King 1957 10.3   All-Regional
Dave Robisch 1971 24.0   All-Regional
Bud Stallworth 1971 15.0   All-Regional
Roger Morningstar 1974 11.8   All-Regional
Danny Knight 1974 8.3   All-Regional
Calvin Thompson 1986 15.2 4.6 All-Regional
Danny Manning 1986 14.4 4.8 All-Regional
1987 25.7 7.7 All-Regional
1988 27.2 9.3 All-Tourn., All-Region., FF-MVP
Milt Newton 1988 14.8 7.0 All-Tourn., All-Region.
Kevin Pritchard 1988 10.3 4.3 assists All-Regional
Mark Randall 1991 11.3 7.3 All-Tournament
Alonzo Jamison 1991 11.5 7.5 All-Regional, R-MVP
Adonis Jordan 1991 12.8 3.5 assists All-Regional
Terry Brown 1991 12.8 3.7 All-Regional



NCAA Post-Graduate Award

Player Season Notes
Tom Kivisto 1974  
Ken Koenigs 1978  



Extra Competition

Player Team Season Notes
Gordon Carpenter (?) Olympics 1948 7.0 ppg
Charlie Hoag Olympics 1952 2.9 ppg
Bill Hougland Olympics 1952 6.0 ppg
1956 5.8 ppg
John Keller Olympics 1952 1.5 ppg
Dean Kelley Olympics 1952 0.7 ppg
Pan American Games 1955 6.8 ppg
Bob Kenney Olympics 1952 10.9 ppg
Pan American Games 1955 12.4 ppg
Bill Lienhard Olympics 1952 4.0 ppg
Clyde Lovellette Olympics 1952 14.1 ppg
B. H. Born World Championships 1954 11.2 ppg
Allen Kelley World Championships 1954 4.2 ppg
Olympics 1960 0.8 ppg
Jo Jo White Pan American Games 1967 13.9 ppg
World University Games 1967  
Olympics 1968 11.7 ppg
Dave Robisch World University Games 1970  
Norm Cook Pan American Games 1975 10.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg
Darnell Valentine Olympics 1980 5.7 ppg; 2.3 stls (exhib)
Greg Dreiling US Olympic Festival 1981  
US Olympic Festival 1982  
World University Games 1985  
Kerry Boagni Junior World Championships 1983  
US Olympic Festival 1983 All-Festival team
Ron Kellogg World University Games 1985  
Danny Manning US Olympic Festival 1985  
Pan American Games 1987 14.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.6 apg
Olympics 1988 11.4 ppg; 6.0 rpg
Kevin Pritchard US Olympic Festival 1986  
Junior World Championships 1987  
Mark Randall US Olympic Festival 1986  
World University Games 1989  
World Championships 1990 5.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg
Mike Maddox US Olympic Fesitval 1987  
Lincoln Minor US Olympic Festival 1987  
Adonis Jordan US Olympic Festival 1989  
World University Games 1991  
Richard Scott US Olympic Festival 1991  
World University Games 1993  
Jerod HaaseUS Olympic Festival1993 
World University Games1995 
Scot PollardUS Olympic Festival1993 
Jacque VaughnUS Olympic Festival1993MVP, All-Festival team
Steve WoodberryUSA Under-22 Championships19938.1 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.8 apg
Raef LaFrentzUS Olympic Festival1994 
Paul PierceUS Olympic Festival19959.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.0 apg
USA Under-22 Championships19969.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg
Billy ThomasUS Olympic Festival19958.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.0 apg

National Player-of-the-Year | All-America | Academic All-America

Conference Player-of-the-Year | All-conference | Academic All-conference
Specialty Awards
Conference Newcomer-of-the-Year | Conference Freshman-of-the-Year

NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player | NCAA All-Tournament
NCAA Post-Graduate Award

Extra Competition


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