1981 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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The Consensus 1981 NCAA Men's 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.

1981 Consensus All-America team[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Mark Aguirre F Junior DePaul
Danny Ainge G Senior Brigham Young
Steve Johnson C Senior Oregon State
Ralph Sampson C Sophomore Virginia
Isiah Thomas G Sophomore Indiana


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Sam Bowie C Sophomore Kentucky
Jeff Lamp F Senior Virginia
Rudy Macklin F Senior Louisiana State
Kelly Tripucka F Senior Notre Dame
Danny Vranes F Senior Utah
Al Wood F Senior North Carolina

Individual All-America teams[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press [2] Mark Aguirre DePaul Eric Floyd Georgetown Sam Bowie Kentucky
Danny Ainge Brigham Young Steve Johnson Oregon State Jeff Lamp Virginia
Kevin Magee UC Irvine Darnell Valentine Kansas Lewis Lloyd Drake
Ralph Sampson Virginia Danny Vranes Utah Jay Vincent Michigan State
Isiah Thomas Indiana Al Wood North Carolina Rob Williams Houston
USBWA[3] Mark Aguirre DePaul Danny Ainge Brigham Young No third team
Steve Johnson Oregon State Sam Bowie Kentucky
Rudy Macklin Louisiana State Jeff Lamp Virginia
Ralph Sampson Virginia Isiah Thomas Indiana
Al Wood North Carolina Danny Vranes Utah
NABC[4] Mark Aguirre DePaul Sam Bowie Kentucky Gene Banks Duke
Danny Ainge Brigham Young Rudy Macklin Louisiana State Rolando Blackman Kansas State
Steve Johnson Oregon State Kelly Tripucka Notre Dame Albert King Maryland
Ralph Sampson Virginia Danny Vranes Utah Jeff Lamp Virginia
Isiah Thomas Indiana Al Wood North Carolina Lewis Lloyd Drake
UPI[5] Mark Aguirre DePaul Rod Foster UCLA Ray Blume Oregon State
Danny Ainge Brigham Young Steve Johnson Oregon State Sam Bowie Kentucky
Ralph Sampson Virginia Albert King Maryland Clyde Bradshaw DePaul
Isiah Thomas Indiana Jeff Lamp Virginia Lewis Lloyd Drake
Kelly Tripucka Notre Dame Rudy Macklin Louisiana State Danny Vranes Utah

AP Honorable Mention:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCAA Record Book - Award Winners p.137
  2. ^ AP All-America Teams
  3. ^ USBWA Men's All-Americans
  4. ^ All-America - Division I (1980's)
  5. ^ "2005 NCAA Basketball's Finest". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2005. pp. 200–201. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 21, 2009. 
  6. ^ "AP All-America List". San Bernardino County Sun. March 10, 1981. p. 28. Retrieved April 5, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication - free to read