James Palmer Jr. is among the Big Ten leaders in scoring at 17.3 ppg.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Palmer Named to NABC All-District Team

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln – Nebraska guard James Palmer Jr., earned his second all-district honor on Tuesday, as he was named first-team all-district VII by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He was named to the USBWA team last week.

Palmer helped the Huskers to a 22 wins – the second-highest total in school history – and a school-record 13 conference wins.

Palmer enters the NIT opener at Mississippi State ranked fifth in the Big Ten in scoring at 17.3 points per game, while also adding 4.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.0 steals per game. The 6-foot-6 junior guard from Upper Marlboro, Md., reached double figures in 30 of 32 games entering the postseason, including eight 20-point efforts. Palmer scored a career-high 34 points against No. 13 Ohio State and had 28 points at Wisconsin and against Iowa.

Palmer finished Big Ten play averaging 18.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game, ranking third in scoring and 11th in assists. He reached double figures in 17 of 18 contests, highlighted by his 34-point effort at Ohio State. It was one of six 20-point efforts in Big Ten play, as his conference scoring average was the most by a Husker since Aleks Maric averaged 19.3 ppg in 2006-07.

NABC District 7

First Team
Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State
Miles Bridges, Michigan State
Carsen Edwards, Purdue
James Palmer, Nebraska
Tony Carr, Penn State

Second Team
Moritz Wagner, Michigan
Vincent Edwards, Purdue
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin
Isaac Haas, Purdue
Juwan Morgan, Indiana


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