Creighton’s Ryan Kalkbrenner has been added to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award watchlist, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame introduced Friday.
The award honors the highest heart in males’s school basketball.
“The student-athletes on this list should be immensely proud of all they have accomplished to be associated with basketball’s all-time leading scorer,” stated John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “With his focus on education and athletics, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s perspective is valued by our committee when evaluating talent annually.”
Kalkbrenner began within the Bluejays’ first 34 video games final season, averaging 13.1 factors, 7.7 rebounds and a pair of.6 blockers per sport.
The junior heart was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and obtained an honorable point out from All-Big East. That preseason, he was the one Jay on the Big East’s preseason first staff.
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Kalkbrenner is the second Creighton participant to be watched after Justin Patton in 2016-17.
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