Pullen Named Preseason AP All-American

Senior Jacob Pullen has been named to several preseason All-American teams.

Nov. 1, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The accolades for Jacob Pullen continue to mount, as the senior was named a preseason first team All-American by The Associated Press on Monday.


Pullen, who has been selected to a number of All-American teams, was joined on the first team by North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes, BYU’s Jimmer Fredette, Purdue’s JaJuan Johnson and Duke’s Kyle Singler.  Pullen was an honorable mention AP All-American as a junior after leading K-State to its first Elite Eight since 1988.


Pullen has already been named a preseason All-American by a number of media outlets, including to the first team by Blue Ribbon Yearbook and The Sporting News, to the second team by Dick Vitale and to the third team by Athlon Sports.  He was also recently selected a preseason Top 50 candidate for the John R. Wooden Award, given to the nation’s top player by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. 


In addition, Pullen recently became the first K-State player in the Big 12 era to be named the league’s Preseason Player of the Year.  He was also a unanimous preseason All-Big 12 selection.


A year ago, Pullen led the Wildcats in scoring at 19.3 points per game, while setting school single-season marks for games played (37), 3-point field goals (110) and steals (67).  He has a chance at becoming the school’s all-time leader in a number of categories, including scoring, 3-point field goals, steals, assists and free throws.


Pullen and the Wildcats open the 2010-11 season tomorrow, as the team hosts Newman in an exhibition game at 7 p.m. CT.  The game will be broadcast regionally on FOX Sports Kansas City.