Palmer tabbed All-District VI


    Nebraska guard James Palmer Jr. goes up for a dunk in a game on Dec. 29, 2017 (KHGI)

    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

    Courtesy UNL Sports Information

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