2017 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.[1] The 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans are honorary lists that include All-American selections from the Associated Press (AP), the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the Sporting News (TSN), and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) for the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. All selectors choose at least a first and second 5-man team. The NABC, TSN and AP choose third teams, while AP also lists honorable mention selections.

The Consensus 2017 College Basketball All-American team is determined by aggregating the results of the four major All-American teams as determined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Since United Press International was replaced by TSN in 1997, the four major selectors have been the aforementioned ones. AP has been a selector since 1948, NABC since 1957 and USBWA since 1960.[2] To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors based on a point system computed from the four different all-America teams. The point system consists of three points for first team, two points for second team and one point for third team. No honorable mention or fourth team or lower are used in the computation. The top five totals plus ties are first team and the next five plus ties are second team.[3]

Although the aforementioned lists are used to determine consensus honors, there are numerous other All-American lists. The ten finalists for the John Wooden Award are described as Wooden All-Americans. The ten finalists for the Senior CLASS Award are described as Senior All-Americans. Other All-American lists include those determined by USA Today, Fox Sports, Yahoo! Sports and many others. The scholar-athletes selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) are termed Academic All-Americans.

2017 Consensus All-America team[edit]

PGPoint guard
SGShooting guard
PFPower forward
SFSmall forward
CCenter
Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Lonzo Ball PG Freshman UCLA
Josh Hart SG Senior Villanova
Justin Jackson SF Junior North Carolina
Frank Mason III PG Senior Kansas
Caleb Swanigan PF Sophomore Purdue


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Dillon Brooks SF Junior Oregon
Luke Kennard SG Sophomore Duke
Malik Monk SG Freshman Kentucky
Johnathan Motley PF Junior Baylor
Nigel Williams-Goss PG Junior Gonzaga

Individual All-America teams[edit]

By player[edit]

Player School AP USBWA NABC TSN CP Notes
Lonzo Ball UCLA
1
1
1
1
12
USBWA National Freshman of the Year
Josh Hart Villanova
1
1
1
1
12
Senior CLASS Award, Julius Erving Award
Frank Mason III Kansas
1
1
1
1
12
John R. Wooden Award, Naismith College Player of the Year, NABC Player of the Year, AP Player of the Year, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Bob Cousy Award
Caleb Swanigan Purdue
1
1
1
1
12
Pete Newell Big Man Award
Justin Jackson North Carolina
1
2
1
1
11
Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga
2
1
2
2
9
Dillon Brooks Oregon
2
2
2
2
8
Luke Kennard Duke
2
2
2
2
8
Malik Monk Kentucky
2
2
2
2
8
Jerry West Award
Johnathan Motley Baylor
2
2
2
2
8
Karl Malone Award
Josh Jackson Kansas
3
3
2
4
Markelle Fultz Washington
3
3
3
3
Ethan Happ Wisconsin
3
3
3
3
Lauri Markkanen Arizona
3
3
3
3
Bonzie Colson Notre Dame
3
3
2
Jawun Evans Oklahoma State
3
1
Alec Peters Valparaiso
3
1

By team[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press[4] Lonzo Ball UCLA Dillon Brooks Oregon Bonzie Colson Notre Dame
Josh Hart Villanova Luke Kennard Duke Markelle Fultz Washington
Justin Jackson North Carolina Malik Monk Kentucky Ethan Happ Wisconsin
Frank Mason III Kansas Johnathan Motley Baylor Josh Jackson Kansas
Caleb Swanigan Purdue Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga Lauri Markkanen Arizona
USBWA[5] Lonzo Ball UCLA Dillon Brooks Oregon No third team
Josh Hart Villanova Justin Jackson North Carolina
Frank Mason III Kansas Luke Kennard Duke
Caleb Swanigan Purdue Malik Monk Kentucky
Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga Johnathan Motley Baylor
NABC[6] Lonzo Ball UCLA Dillon Brooks Oregon Markelle Fultz Washington
Josh Hart Villanova Luke Kennard Duke Ethan Happ Wisconsin
Justin Jackson North Carolina Malik Monk Kentucky Josh Jackson Kansas
Frank Mason III Kansas Johnathan Motley Baylor Lauri Markkanen Arizona
Caleb Swanigan Purdue Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga Alec Peters Valparaiso
Sporting News[7] Lonzo Ball UCLA Dillon Brooks Oregon Bonzie Colson Notre Dame
Josh Hart Villanova Josh Jackson Kansas Jawun Evans Oklahoma State
Justin Jackson North Carolina Luke Kennard Duke Markelle Fultz Washington
Frank Mason III Kansas Malik Monk Kentucky Ethan Happ Wisconsin
Caleb Swanigan Purdue Johnathan Motley Baylor Lauri Markkanen Arizona
Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga

AP Honorable Mention:[8]

Academic All-Americans[edit]

On March 2, 2017, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 2017 Academic All-America team, with Canyon Barry (youngest son of Hall of Famer Rick Barry) headlining the NCAA Division I team as the men's college basketball Academic All-American of the Year.[9] The following is the 2016–17 Academic All-America Division I Men’s Basketball Team as selected by CoSIDA:

First Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Canyon Barry[aa 1] Florida GS 4.00 (U), physics; 4.00 (G), nuclear engineering
Joshua Braun[aa 2] Grand Canyon GS 3.83 (U), business; 4.00 (G), MBA
A. J. Jacobson[aa 3] North Dakota State Jr. 3.99, zoology (pre-dental)
Alec Peters Valparaiso GS 3.43 (U)/3.53 (G), sports administration
Nigel Williams-Goss[aa 4] Gonzaga Jr. 3.84, psychology
Second Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Evan Bradds[aa 3] Belmont Sr. 3.49, finance
Luke Kornet Vanderbilt Sr. 3.71, engineering, computer science, math
Eric Mika BYU So. 3.68, pre-management
Semi Ojeleye SMU Jr. 3.65, psychology
Caleb Swanigan Purdue So. 3.30, education
Third Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Steven Cook Princeton Sr. 3.53. economics
Jordan Howard Central Arkansas Jr. 3.80, digital filmmaking
Matt O'Leary IUPUI Sr. 3.81, management
Tyler Seibring Elon So. 4.00, English, economics
Steven Spieth Brown Sr. 3.40, business
  1. ^ First-team selection in 2015–16 and second-team selection in 2014–15, both at Charleston
  2. ^ First-team selection in 2015–16
  3. ^ a b Third-team selection in 2015–16
  4. ^ Third-team selection in 2014–15 at Washington

Senior All-Americans[edit]

The ten finalists for the Senior CLASS Award are called Senior All-Americans. The 10 honorees are as follows, divided into first and second teams with the winner highlighted in bold text:[10]

First team[edit]

Player Position School
Josh Hart Guard Villanova
Josh Hawkinson Forward Washington State
Amile Jefferson Forward Duke
Przemek Karnowski Center Gonzaga
Frank Mason III Guard Kansas

Second team[edit]

Player Position School
Jaron Blossomgame Forward Clemson
Evan Bradds Forward Belmont
Nigel Hayes Forward Wisconsin
Peter Jok Guard Iowa
Tim Kempton Center Lehigh

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY. 
  2. ^ "Award Winners: Division I Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2009–10 NCAA Statistics Policies (updated 9/2/2009)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. September 2, 2009. Archived from the original on May 21, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ O'Connell, Jim (March 28, 2017). "Frank Mason of Kansas unanimous pick for AP All-America team" (Press release). Associated Press. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  5. ^ "USBWA Names Men's All-America Team, Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalists" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. March 13, 2017. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  6. ^ "NABC Announces Division I All-America Team" (Press release). National Association of Basketball Coaches. March 24, 2017. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  7. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (March 6, 2017). "Sporting News college basketball All-Americans 2016-17". Sporting News. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Full AP men's All-America team breakdown". Associated Press. March 28, 2017. Retrieved March 28, 2017. 
  9. ^ "University of Iowa's Ally Disterhoft of Iowa, Canyon Barry of Florida Highlight CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Basketball Teams" (PDF) (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Villanova's Josh Hart Wins 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award for Men's Basketball" (Press release). Premier Sports Management. March 31, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2017.