The preseason honors continue to roll in for Kansas State men’s basketball senior forward Dean Wade.
After being named to the Naismith Trophy watch list with teammate and junior guard Barry Brown Jr. on Monday, Wade was put on the preseason watch list for the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Player of the Year Award on Monday.
20 players in total were named to the list, and Wade joined Kansas junior forward Dedric Lawson as the only Big 12 players up for the award.
The last Wildcat to be named a preseason candidate for the Wooden Award was Rodney McGruder in 2012. In 2010, Jacob Pullen was a preseason candidate and finished the season the John R. Wooden Award All-America team. Michael Beasley was a finalist for the award in 2008.
Wade and the No. 12/11 Wildcats will take on Kennesaw State this Friday at 7 p.m. to tip off the regular season.
Heyne amassed 11 kills and 10 digs on a .450 hitting percentage last Saturday against the Mountaineers. She has started the last five matches and leads the team in kills with 54 during that span.
This is the second time Heyne has received the award, as she was selected for it on Oct. 22.
Heyne and the volleyball team will travel to Austin, Texas, to face the No. 5 Texas Longhorns on Wednesday.