1978 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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The consensus 1978 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, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1978 Consensus All-America team[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Larry Bird F Junior Indiana State
Phil Ford G Senior North Carolina
David Greenwood F Junior UCLA
Butch Lee G Senior Marquette
Mychal Thompson F/C Senior Minnesota


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Ron Brewer G Senior Arkansas
Jack Givens G/F Senior Kentucky
Rod Griffin G Senior Wake Forest
Rick Robey F/C Senior Kentucky
Freeman Williams G Senior Portland State

Individual All-America teams[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press [2] Larry Bird Indiana State Ron Brewer Arkansas Mike Evans Kansas State
Phil Ford North Carolina Dave Corzine DePaul Rod Griffin Wake Forest
David Greenwood UCLA Jack Givens Kentucky Magic Johnson Michigan State
Butch Lee Marquette Reggie King Alabama Sidney Moncrief Arkansas
Mychal Thompson Minnesota Freeman Williams Portland State Rick Robey Kentucky
USBWA[3] Ron Brewer Arkansas Larry Bird Indiana State No third team
Michael Cooper New Mexico Jack Givens Kentucky
Phil Ford North Carolina David Greenwood UCLA
Butch Lee Marquette Rod Griffin Wake Forest
Freeman Williams Portland State Mychal Thompson Minnesota
NABC[4] Larry Bird Indiana State Dave Corzine DePaul James Bailey Rutgers
Phil Ford North Carolina Jack Givens Kentucky Winford Boynes San Francisco
David Greenwood UCLA Rod Griffin Wake Forest Sidney Moncrief Arkansas
Butch Lee Marquette Magic Johnson Michigan State Mike O'Koren North Carolina
Rick Robey Kentucky Freeman Williams Portland State Jerome Whitehead Marquette
UPI[5] Larry Bird Indiana State James Bailey Rutgers Dave Corzine DePaul
Phil Ford North Carolina Jack Givens Kentucky Rod Griffin Wake Forest
David Greenwood UCLA Sidney Moncrief Arkansas Magic Johnson Michigan State
Butch Lee Marquette Rick Robey Kentucky Kyle Macy Kentucky
Mychal Thompson Minnesota Freeman Williams Portland State Roger Phegley Bradley

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