James Palmer Jr. is a two-time All-District selection.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Palmer Repeats on All-District Team

By NU Athletic Communications

University of Nebraska guard James Palmer Jr. received his second honor in as many days, as he was to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District VI team on Tuesday. It marks the second straight season that Palmer is a first-team all-district honoree. This comes on the heels of his All-Big Ten selection on Monday.

Palmer has put together a strong senior year, as he enters the Big Ten Tournament averaging 19.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals per game. The 6-foot-6 guard from Upper Marlboro, Md., is third in the Big Ten in scoring and ranks among the conference leaders in steals (fifth), assists (10th) and free throw percentage (.783, 10th). He reached double figures in 29 of 31 games, including 15 games with at least 20 points. Palmer had a season-high 30 points on two occasions, against Creighton and No. 9 Michigan State. Palmer is just one of two Huskers to score at least 1,000 points in in first two seasons at Nebraska

Nebraska’s district includes Division I programs from the states of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and South Dakota.

The Huskers open Big Ten Tournament action on Wednesday afternoon, as Nebraska will face Rutgers. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. and the game will be on BTN and the Husker Sports Network.

DISTRICT VI
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM (11)
Ty-Shon Alexander, Creighton
Barry Brown, Kansas State
Tyler Cook, Iowa
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
Devon Dotson, Kansas
Christian James, Oklahoma
Dedric Lawson, Kansas
Nick McGlynn, Drake
James Palmer Jr., Nebraska
Marial Shayok, Iowa State
Dean Wade, Kansas State

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dedric Lawson, Kansas

COACH OF THE YEAR
Bruce Weber, Kansas State

 

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