Apr 03, 2024

🏀 MBB: Perry to play in NABC-Reese's College All-Star Game

Posted Apr 03, 2024 2:26 PM
Photo Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
Photo Courtesy Kansas State Athletics

Courtesy Kansas State Athletics 

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Senior Tylor Perry was among 21 players chosen to participate in the 2024 NABC-Reese's Division I College All-Star Game, which will be played on Friday (April 5) at State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, Ariz., as part of Final Four festivities.

Friday's game will air nationally on CBS Sports Network at 5:30 p.m., CT with Jordan Kent, Steve Lappas, Chris Walker and AJ Ross on the call. Admission to the game as well as all of Reese's Final Four Friday is free to the public.

Perry will play on the West team, which will be coached by San Diego head coach Steve Lavin. Perry is the first Wildcat to play in the All-Star Game since Mark Smith in 2022.

Perry will be joined on the West team by a few familiar faces in 2023-24 opponents – West Virginia's Jesse Edwards and Nebraska's Keisei Tominaga. Other teammates include Utah's Branden Carlson, Missouri's Sean East II, Akron's Enrique Freeman, New Mexico's Jalen House and Washington State's Isaac Jones.

The East team, which will be led by Oakland head coach Greg Kampe, includes NCAA Tournament sensation Jack Gohlke, Providence's Josh Oduro, UNC Asheville's Drew Pember and Maryland's Jahmir Young.

A 5-foot-11, 180-pound guard from Fort Coffee, Okla., Perry earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors in his one season at K-State, where he averaged a team-best 15.3 points on 93 made 3-pointers to go with 4.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals in starting all 34 games this past season. He scored in double figures in 24 games, including a team-best 11 20-point games.

Perry put together one of the most impressive single-season scoring seasons in school history in 2023-24, as his 94 made 3-point field goals and 90.9 free throw percentage were the fourth-most by a Wildcat. It was the most 3-point makes since Nijel Pack had 95 in 2021-22, while his free throw percentage was the highest since Steve Henson shot 92 percent from the line in 1988-89.

Perry finished his college career with nearly 2,500 points, including 1,562 at the Division I level (North Texas).

He led teams to 128 victories in his career, including 4 20-win seasons, one NJCAA national championship (Coffeyville Community College), one NIT title (North Texas) and two conference championships.

In addition to his Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors, he was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on March 4. In his career, he was the 2023 NIT Most Outstanding Player and the 2023 Conference USA Player of the Year as well as the 2022 C-USA Sixth Man of the Year and a two-time All-CUSA First Team selection. He was also a member of the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District Team.

K-State finished the 2023-24 season with a 19-15 record, including a tie for ninth in the Big 12 with an 8-10 mark, and advanced to the NIT. Among the Wildcats' 19 victories were 4 over Top 25 teams, including 3 in the Top 10. The team has won 45 games in head coach Jerome Tang's tenure, including consecutive postseason appearances.