3 from UK Hoops Honored with NABC District Awards
By UK Athletics
LEXINGTON - Three Kentucky men's basketball Wildcats added to their postseason honors with the release of the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District awards on Monday.

Junior forward Nick Richards was named to the NABC All-District 20 First Team, sophomore guard Immanuel Quickley made the NABC All-District 20 Second Team and John Calipari was tabbed the NABC District 20 Coach of the Year.

Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division I, the student-athletes represent the finest basketball players in America. The players are selected from schools that make up the Southeastern Conference.

Monday's NABC awards add to a growing list of postseason honors for Richards, Quickley and Calipari. Quickley has already been named an All-American by a number of outlets after winning SEC Player of the Year honors (as selected by the coaches), Richards was a consensus All-SEC First Team pick by the league's coaches and media, and Calipari was named the SEC Coach of the Year from the league's coaches and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. A full list of their awards to this point is below.

Richards was joined on the NABC All-District 20 First Team by Skylar Mays (LSU), Reggie Perry (Mississippi State), Breein Tyree (Ole Miss) and Mason Jones (Arkansas).

In addition to Quickley, Anthony Edwards (Georgia), Samir Doughty (Auburn), Kira Lewis Jr. (Alabama) and Isaac Okoro (Auburn) rounded out the NABC All-District Second Team.

A player of the year was not chosen for each district.  

Published 07:32 PM, Monday Mar. 23, 2020
Updated 07:45 PM, Monday Mar. 23, 2020



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