PULLEN ADVANCES FOR NAISMITH

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State junior guard Jacob Pullen has advanced on the Naismith Trophy watch-list joining a cast of 29 other top players in America. The Wildcat guard has helped K-State to a 10-3 Big 12 record and 23-4 mark overall.

Kansas State's Jacob Pullen has been named as one of 30 midseason candidates for the Naismith Trophy.

Pullen is currently averaging 18.8 points per game, plus 3.8 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game. He has been in twin figures in every game this season, which includes 11 games of at least 20 points.

The Wildcat junior currently has 1,299 points to rank No. 10 in KSU history, and just five points shy of Ed Nealy, who is No. 9.

Pullen was earlier named to the mid-year second-team All-American team by both Yahoo! Sports and The Sporting News.

Also from the Big 12 Conference on the list are Kansas' Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins, plus James Anderson of Oklahoma State and Damion James of Texas.

The Naismith Trophy is presented to the men's college basketball player of the year during the NCAA Men's Final Four in Indianapolis.


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