1953 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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The consensus 1953 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of six 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, the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), Collier's Magazine and the International News Service.

1953 Consensus All-America team[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Ernie Beck F Senior Pennsylvania
Walter Dukes C Senior Seton Hall
Tom Gola F Sophomore La Salle
Bob Houbregs F Senior Washington
Johnny O'Brien G Senior Seattle


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Dick Knostman F Senior Kansas State
Bob Pettit C Junior Louisiana State
Joe Richey G Senior Brigham Young
Don Schlundt C Sophomore Indiana
Frank Selvy G Junior Furman

Individual All-America teams[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press [2] Ernie Beck Pennsylvania Paul Ebert Ohio State Jim Bredar Illinois
Walter Dukes Seton Hall Dick Knostman Kansas State Bevo Francis Rio Grande
Tom Gola La Salle Bob Pettit Louisiana State Larry Hennessy Villanova
Bob Houbregs Washington Don Schlundt Indiana Bob Leonard Indiana
Johnny O'Brien Seattle Frank Selvy Furman Bob Speight North Carolina State
UPI Ernie Beck Pennsylvania Bevo Francis Rio Grande Paul Ebert Ohio State
Walter Dukes Seton Hall Dick Knostman Kansas State Ron Feiereisel DePaul
Tom Gola La Salle Bob Pettit Louisiana State Larry Hennessy Villanova
Bob Houbregs Washington Don Schlundt Indiana Chuck Mencel Minnesota
Johnny O'Brien Seattle Frank Selvy Furman Eddie O'Brien Seattle
Look Magazine[3] Ernie Beck Pennsylvania Irv Bemoras Illinois No third team
Walter Dukes Seton Hall Paul Ebert Ohio State
Bob Houbregs Washington Tom Gola La Salle
Dick Knostman Kansas State Bob Pettit Louisiana State
Johnny O'Brien Seattle Joe Richey Brigham Young
NEA Walter Dukes Seton Hall Ernie Beck Pennsylvania No third team
Tom Gola La Salle Bob Pettit Louisiana State
Bob Houbregs Washington Dick Ricketts Duquesne
Dick Knostman Kansas State Don Schlundt Indiana
Johnny O'Brien Seattle Gene Schwinger Rice
International News Service Walter Dukes Seton Hall Ernie Beck Pennsylvania No third team
Tom Gola La Salle Jim Bredar Illinois
Bob Houbregs Washington Dick Knostman Kansas State
Johnny O'Brien Seattle Bob Pettit Louisiana State
Don Schlundt Indiana Joe Richey Brigham Young
Collier's Ernie Beck Pennsylvania Dick Knostman Kansas State No third team
Walter Dukes Seton Hall Bob Pettit Louisiana State
Tom Gola La Salle Joe Richey Brigham Young
Bob Houbregs Washington Don Schlundt Indiana
Johnny O'Brien Seattle Bob Speight North Carolina State

AP Honorable Mention:[4]

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