The 2023-24 DCTB Men's Basketball Awards

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After a stellar season that heartbreakingly fell short in the Sweet Sixteen following an injury to senior point guard Jamal Shead, Houston leads our All-Texas awards with 11 total recognitions including All-Texas Player and Coach of the Year. Shead was the heart and soul of the Cougars averaging 12.9 points, over six assists and 2.2 steals per game. The Manor graduate was also a consensus All-American, Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and Big 12 Player of the Year. 

In their first season in the Big 12, Kelvin Sampson led Houston to a regular season championship and a 32-5 overall record and the nation's top defense, according to Kenpom, for much of the season. Shead recently declared for the NBA Draft

Player of the Year

Jamal Shead, Houston

Best Senior

Jamal Shead, Houston

Best Junior

Wade Taylor IV, Texas A&M

Best Sophomore

Jason Edwards, North Texas

Freshman of the Year

Ja’Kobe Walter, Baylor

Coach of the Year

Kelvin Sampson, Houston

Defensive Player of the Year

Jamal Shead, Houston


First Team All-Texas

G Jamal Shead, Houston
G Wade Taylor IV, Texas A&M
G RayJ Dennis, Baylor
F Emanuel Miller, TCU
F Dylan Disu, Texas

Second Team All-Texas

G Ja’Kobe Walter, Baylor
G Max Abmas, Texas
G LJ Cryer, Houston
G Jason Edwards, North Texas
F J’Wan Roberts, Houston

Third Team All-Texas

G Joe Toussaint, Texas Tech
G Tae Hardy, UTEP
G Jakorie Smith, Tarleton
G Emanuel Sharp, Houston
F Yves Missi, Baylor

All-Defensive Team:

Jamal Shead, Houston
Mario Humphrey, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Andersson Garcia, Texas A&M
Javier Francis, Houston
J’Wan Roberts, Houston

Honorable Mentions:

Airion Simmons (Abilene Christian), Javier Francis (Houston), Jay Alvarez (Houston Christian), Sky Wicks (Incarnate Word), Terry Anderson (Lamar), Chris Pryor (Lamar), Rubin Jones (North Texas), CJ Noland (North Texas) Aaron Scott (North Texas), Travis Evee (Rice), Mekhi Mason (Rice), Davon Barnes (Sam Houston), Marcus Boykin (Sam Houston), Zhuric Phelps (SMU), KiAndre Gaddy (Tarleton), Emmanuel Innocenti (Tarleton), Jakorie Smith (Tarleton), Jameer Nelson Jr. (TCU) Chendal Weaver (Texas), Tyrece Radford (Texas A&M), Garry Clark (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi), PJ Henry (Texas Southern), Jordan Mason (Texas State), Pop Isaacs (Texas Tech)  Jordan Ivy-Curry (UTSA), DaJuan Gordon (UT-Arlington), Makaih Williams (UT-Arlington), Shemar Wilson (UT-Arlington).

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