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Tyler Kolek named Associated Press Second Team All-American

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Photo by Forster Goodrich
Tyler Kolek drives to the hoop in Marquette’s win over Notre Dame.

Tyler Kolek keeps racking up awards.

After earning unanimous All-Big East First Team honors and becoming a Sporting News Second Team All-American, Kolek headlined the Associated Press Second Team, which was released Tuesday morning.

He entered the year as a Preseason First Team All-American, and looked slated to maintain that honor after a strong showing in conference play.

But, in a 91-69 win over Providence Feb. 28, the senior guard suffered an oblique injury and missed the final three games of the regular season and the entire Big East Tournament.

Head coach Shaka Smart has said Kolek will return for the NCAA Tournament. He practiced with the team some of last week.

“The plan is for him to play,” Smart said. “But he’s got to go through a progression this week. And so once we get back on the practice court, we’ll be able to continue that progression.”

Kolek averaged 15.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and led the nation with 7.6 assists per game this season.

This article was written by Jack Albright. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter/X @JackAlbrightMU.

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Jack Albright, Executive Sports Editor
Jack Albright is a sophomore from Charlton, Massachusetts studying journalism. He is the Executive Sports Editor of the Marquette Wire for the 2023-24 school year. In his free time, Jack likes to hang out with friends and watch Formula 1. He is excited to write fun stories about all things Marquette athletics and oversee new types of digital content.
Forster Goodrich, Staff Photographer
Forster Goodrich is a sophomore from Lyme, New Hampshire studying digital media. Forster works on the photography desk as a Staff Photographer. Outside of the Wire, he is on the club waterski team, and enjoys everything outdoors. He is looking forward to the upcoming basketball season and getting to photograph games at Fiserv Forum.

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