By JOHN BOHNENKAMP
Tuesday was a big awards day for Iowa forward Kris Murray.
The junior forward was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press. He was also named to the all-district teams by the United States Basketball Writers Association and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Murray averages team-best 20.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Murray, a native of Cedar Rapids, has scored 30 or more points four times this season, 25 or more points nine times, and 20 or more points 15 times.
Murray, a semifinalist for the Wooden, Oscar Robertson and Lute Olson national player of the year awards and a finalist for the Karl Malone Award, was last week recognized as a third-team All-American by Sporting News and was a first-team All-Big Ten honoree.
Other award winners on Tuesday:
• Western Illinois guard Trenton Massner was a second-team all-district selection by the NABC.
Massner averaged 19 points per game this season, along with 5.2 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 steals. Massner also averaged 35.6 minutes per game. He was a first-team all-conference selection by the Summit League.
• Drake’s Tucker DeVries was an all-district selection by the USBWA.
DeVries, who was the Missouri Valley Conference’s player of the year, averaged 19. points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 33 games played this season.
• Northern Iowa’s Bowen Born was a first-team all-district selection by the NABC.
Born, a Norwalk, Iowa native in his third season with the Panthers, led UNI in scoring at 17.9 points per game and 573 total points on the year.
• Iowa State’s Gabe Kalscheur was a second-team all-district pick by the NABC.
Kalscheur averaged 12.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists for the Cyclones.
Photo: Iowa’s Kris Murray picked up three awards on Tuesday. (Stephen Mally/hawkeyesports.com)