Mar 20, 2020 11:19 PM

FHSU basketball signs Colorado point guard

Posted Mar 20, 2020 11:19 PM

The Fort Hays State men’s basketball program has announced the signing of point guard Quinten Rock to a National Letter of Intent for the 2020-21 season.

The 6’0” senior out of Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colorado averaged double figures in each of the last three seasons including 20.8 points per game this past season. Rock averaged 4.6 assists per game throughout his 97 game prep career. He dished out 7.3 assists per game as junior and 5.0 during his senior campaign.

Rock is the third high school senior to sign with the Tigers for the 2020-21 season joining 6’6” Traejon Davis out of Hoops for Christ High School in Oklahoma City and 6’9” Haggan Hilgendorf from Adams Central High School in Nebraska.

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Mar 20, 2020 11:19 PM
Azubuike and Dotson named Associated Press All-Americans

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior Udoka Azubuike and sophomore Devon Dotson were each named Associated Press All-America Second Team, the AP announced Friday. The Associated Press All-America Team was selected and voted on by a media panel of 65.

Dayton breakout star Obi Toppin is the lone unanimous first-team choice to The Associated Press men's college basketball All-America team. Toppin is joined on the first team by Iowa's Luka Garza, Marquette's Markus Howard, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Payton Pritchard of Oregon. Toppin is Dayton's first first-team AP All-American after averaging 20 points and seven rebounds per game.

Azubuike and Dotson gives Kansas an Associated Press All-America selection each of the last five seasons. Last year, Dedric Lawson was a third-team selection, while Devonte’ Graham was a first-team choice in 2018. Frank Mason III (first) and Josh Jackson (third) were named in 2017 with Mason being named 2017 Associated Press Player of the Year. Perry Ellis was a second-team selection in 2016. In head coach Bill Self’s 17 seasons at Kansas, there have been 18 Jayhawks named to the Associated Press All-America teams.

Azubuike, a senior from Delta, Nigeria, led Division I in field goal percentage at 74.8%, which helped his career percentage of 74.4% break the all-time Division I field goal percentage record of UCF’s Tacko Fall (74.0%). Azubuike led the Big 12 in rebounding (10.5 rpg) and double-doubles (15) and was second in the conference for blocked shots at 2.6 per game. A unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection who was named Big 12 Player of the Year, Azubuike was the only player in the conference to average a double-double (13.7 ppg, 10.5 rpg).

Dotson led the Big 12 in scoring at 18.1 ppg, steals (2.1) and free throws made (142). The Charlotte, N.C., sophomore guard ranked among the Big 12 leaders in 20-point games (second at 9), field goal percentage (second at 46.8), free throw percentage (fifth at 83.0), assists (fifth at 4.0) and assist-to-turnover ratio (fifth at 1.7). Dotson became just the fifth Jayhawk to lead the Big 12 in scoring joining Drew Gooden in 2002, Wayne Simien in 2005, Frank Mason III in 2017 and Dedric Lawson in 2019. This season, Dotson was an All-Big 12 First Team (unanimous selection), a Bob Cousy Award Point Guard of the Year Award Finalist, USBWA All-District VI. He has amassed 986 career points in only two seasons at Kansas.

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