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Jeff Withey selected as AP preseason All-America honorable mention

Kansas center Jeff Withey pumps his fist after a Jayhawk bucket to end the half against Ohio State during the first half on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Superdome.

Kansas center Jeff Withey pumps his fist after a Jayhawk bucket to end the half against Ohio State during the first half on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Superdome.

October 30, 2012

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Kansas senior Jeff Withey has been named honorable mention for the 2012-13 Associated Press preseason All-America Team released Monday.

The AP preseason team consisted of five first-team members and 17 honorable mention selections.

A 7-foot center from San Diego, Withey was recently selected to the All-Big 12 preseason team by the conference coaches. He was the 2012 Big 12 defensive player of the year last season after setting the Big 12 single-season blocks record with 140.

Withey, who also was a third-team All-Big 12 selection a year ago, averaged 9.0 points and 6.3 rebounds for Kansas and shot a team-best 79.5 percent from the free-throw line.

KU opens exhibition play with a 7 p.m. home game Tuesday against Emporia State.

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