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.