March 12, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Army sophomore forward Kyle Wilson added another line to his list of postseason awards Wednesday when he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 13 Second Team. Wilson is the first Black Knight sophomore to earn NABC All-District honors since Gary Winton in 1976.
A unanimous first-team All-Patriot League selection, Wilson averaged a league-best 18.4 points per game overall and 18.2 points per game in conference play. His 570 points ranked ninth on the Black Knight's single-season list and were the most points scored by an Army player since the 1994-95 season. Wilson's scoring average was the highest by an Army player since 2000-01.
"Kyle is very deserving of this honor," head coach Zach Spiker said. "He had an outstanding season and has solidified his position as one of the top players in the Patriot League. Kyle's work ethic and desire to maximize his potential certainly bode well for his, and our program's, future. He has been a key part of our success during his two seasons, and we look forward to his continued development."
Through two seasons, the Mission Viejo, Calif., native has scored 973 points. It is the second-highest scoring total by an Army player through their sophomore season, second only to Winton who scored 1,022 points from 1974-76. Wilson is already one of just 12 players to make at least 100 career three-pointers and ranks second on the Black Knights' three-point field goal percentage list at 42.7 percent (100-234). Wilson was the unanimous choice for Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 2013.
Wilson's recognition marks the third straight season an Army player has been named to an All-District 13 team, the program's longest stretch since a four-year run from 1984-87 (Randy Cozzens, 1984-85; Kevin Houston, 1986-87). Ella Ellis earned second-team recognition in 2012 and 2013.
Army finished its 2013-14 campaign with a 15-16 overall record and a 10-8 mark in Patriot League play. The Black Knights set a program standard for conference victories and posted back-to-back winning seasons in league contests for the first time. Army is the only team to appear in the Patriot League semifinals in each of the last two seasons and is one of just two teams to finish in the top half of the league in the last two years. The Black Knights' 31 overall victories in that same span is the program's best two-year total since 1977-78 and 1978-79 when the Mike Krzyzewski led Black Knights won 33 games.
The NABC's District 13 is made up of teams in the Patriot League, the Ivy League and Division I independent NJIT.