1949 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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The consensus 1949 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams.[1] To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, Look Magazine, The United Press International, and Collier's Magazine.

1949 Consensus All-America team[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Ralph Beard G Senior Kentucky
Vince Boryla F Junior Denver
Alex Groza C Senior Kentucky
Tony Lavelli F Senior Yale
Ed Macauley F Senior Saint Louis


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Bill Erickson G Junior Illinois
Vern Gardner F Senior Utah
Wallace Jones F Senior Kentucky
Jim McIntyre C Senior Minnesota
Ernie Vandeweghe G Senior Colgate

Individual All-America teams[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press [2] Ralph Beard Kentucky Bob Cousy Holy Cross Jim McIntyre Minnesota
Vince Boryla Denver Dwight Eddleman Illinois Kevin O'Shea Notre Dame
Alex Groza Kentucky Vern Gardner Utah Dick Schnittker Ohio State
Tony Lavelli Yale Bob Harris Oklahoma A&M Whitey Skoog Minnesota
Ed Macauley Saint Louis Wallace Jones Kentucky Ernie Vandeweghe Colgate
UPI Ralph Beard Kentucky Vince Boryla Denver Bill Erickson Illinois
Alex Groza Kentucky Bob Cousy Holy Cross Dick McGuire St. John's
Wallace Jones Kentucky Dwight Eddleman Illinois John Oldham Western Kentucky
Tony Lavelli Yale Vern Gardner Utah Dick Schnittker Ohio State
Ed Macauley Saint Louis Bob Harris Oklahoma A&M Ernie Vandeweghe Colgate
Look Magazine[3] Vince Boryla Denver Ralph Beard Kentucky No third team
Vern Gardner Utah Bob Cousy Holy Cross
Alex Groza Kentucky Slater Martin Texas
Tony Lavelli Yale Jim McIntyre Minnesota
Ed Macauley Saint Louis Ernie Vandeweghe Colgate
Collier's Ralph Beard Kentucky No second or third team
Vince Boryla Denver
Bill Erickson Illinois
Ed Macauley Saint Louis
Jim McIntyre Minnesota
Ernie Vandeweghe Colgate

AP Honorable Mention[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCAA Record Book - Award Winners p.137. Accessed 2009-05-05. Archived 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ AP All-America Teams
  3. ^ 2005 NCAA Basketball's Finest - All-Americans (UPI, Look, & Collier's) p.208
  4. ^ "AP All-America Basketball Team". San Bernardino County Sun. 10 March 1949. p. 27. Retrieved August 24, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read