2012 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 2012 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 2011–12 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 2012 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.[4] The ten finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award are described as Senior All-Americans.[5] Other All-American lists include those determined by Fox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports. The scholar-athletes selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) are termed Academic All-Americans.

2012 Consensus All-America team[edit]

The following players are recognized as the 2012 Consensus All-Americans:

PGPoint guard
SGShooting guard
PFPower forward
SFSmall forward
CCenter
Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Anthony Davis C Freshman Kentucky
Draymond Green F Senior Michigan State
Doug McDermott F Sophomore Creighton
Thomas Robinson F Junior Kansas
Jared Sullinger F-C Sophomore Ohio State


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Isaiah Canaan G Junior Murray State
Marcus Denmon G Senior Missouri
Kevin Jones F Senior West Virginia
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist F Freshman Kentucky
Tyler Zeller C Senior North Carolina

Individual All-America teams[edit]

By player[edit]

Player School AP USBWA NABC TSN CP Notes
Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis Kentucky
1
1
1
1
12
National Player of the Year (Associated Press, Naismith, Robertson, Rupp, Sporting News, Wooden), Defensive Player of the Year (Driesell & NABC), Freshman of the Year (Macy and USBWA), NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Pete Newell Big Man Award
Green, DraymondDraymond Green Michigan State
1
1
1
1
12
National Player of the Year (NABC)
Robinson, ThomasThomas Robinson Kansas
1
1
1
1
12
National Player of the Year (ESPN.com)
Sullinger, JaredJared Sullinger Ohio State
1
1
1
1
12
McDermott, DougDoug McDermott Creighton
1
1
1
2
11
Lute Olson Award
Canaan, IsaiahIsaiah Canaan Murray State
2
2
3
1
8
Denmon, MarcusMarcus Denmon Missouri
2
2
2
2
8
Zeller, TylerTyler Zeller North Carolina
2
2
2
2
8
Academic All-American of the Year
Jones, KevinKevin Jones West Virginia
2
2
2
3
7
Kidd-Gilchrist, MichaelMichael Kidd-Gilchrist Kentucky
3
2
3
2
6
Crowder, JaeJae Crowder Marquette
2
 
3
2
5
Barnes, HarrisonHarrison Barnes North Carolina    
2
3
3
Jenkins, JohnJohn Jenkins Vanderbilt
3
   
3
2
Joseph, KrisKris Joseph Syracuse    
2
 
2
Lillard, DamianDamian Lillard Weber State
3
 
3
 
2
Taylor, TyshawnTyshawn Taylor Kansas
3
   
3
2
Marshall, KendallKendall Marshall North Carolina
3
     
1
Bob Cousy Award
Rivers, AustinAustin Rivers Duke    
3
 
1
Scott, MikeMike Scott Virginia      
3
1

By team[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press[6] Anthony Davis Kentucky Isaiah Canaan Murray State John Jenkins Vanderbilt
Draymond Green Michigan State Jae Crowder Marquette Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Kentucky
Doug McDermott Creighton Marcus Denmon Missouri Damian Lillard Weber State
Thomas Robinson Kansas Kevin Jones West Virginia Kendall Marshall North Carolina
Jared Sullinger Ohio State Tyler Zeller North Carolina Tyshawn Taylor Kansas
USBWA[7] Anthony Davis Kentucky Isaiah Canaan Murray State No third team
Draymond Green Michigan State Marcus Denmon Missouri
Doug McDermott Creighton Kevin Jones West Virginia
Thomas Robinson Kansas Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Kentucky
Jared Sullinger Ohio State Tyler Zeller North Carolina
NABC[8] Anthony Davis Kentucky Harrison Barnes North Carolina Isaiah Canaan Murray State
Draymond Green Michigan State Marcus Denmon Missouri Jae Crowder Marquette
Doug McDermott Creighton Kevin Jones West Virginia Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Kentucky
Thomas Robinson Kansas Kris Joseph Syracuse Damian Lillard Weber State
Jared Sullinger Ohio State Tyler Zeller North Carolina Austin Rivers Duke
Sporting News[9] Isaiah Canaan Murray State Jae Crowder Marquette Harrison Barnes North Carolina
Anthony Davis Kentucky Marcus Denmon Missouri John Jenkins Vanderbilt
Draymond Green Michigan State Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Kentucky Kevin Jones West Virginia
Thomas Robinson Kansas Doug McDermott Creighton Mike Scott Virginia
Jared Sullinger Ohio State Tyler Zeller North Carolina Tyshawn Taylor Kansas

AP Honorable Mention:

Academic All-Americans[edit]

On February 23, 2012, CoSIDA and Capital One announced the 2012 Academic All-America team, with Tyler Zeller headlining the University Division as the men's college basketball Academic All-American of the Year.[10] The following is the 2011–12 Capital One Academic All-America Men’s Basketball Team (University Division) as selected by CoSIDA:

First Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Aaron Craft Ohio State Sophomore 3.89 Exercise Science/Pre-Med
Matthew Dellavedova Saint Mary's Junior 3.61 Psychology
Brad Loesing Wofford Senior 3.90 Business Administration
Mason Plumlee Duke Junior 3.44 Psychology/Cultural Anthropology
Tyler Zeller North Carolina Senior 3.62 Business Administration
Second Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Logan Aronhalt Albany Junior 3.78 Human Biology
Brian Conklin Saint Louis Grad. Student 3.54 Business Administration
Drew Crawford Northwestern Junior 3.40 Economics
Ronald Nored Butler Senior 3.64 Early, Middle Childhood Education
Scott Saunders Belmont Senior 3.84 Finance & Marketing
Third Team
Player School Class GPA and major
J. P. Kuhlman Davidson Junior 3.80 Religion
Zack Novak Michigan Senior 3.51 Business
Brian Stafford Denver Senior 3.70 Finance
Matthew Sullivan Brown Junior 4.00 Economics
Chris Wroblewski Cornell Senior 3.66 App. Economics & Management

Senior All-Americans[edit]

The ten finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award are called Senior All-Americans. The 10 honorees are as follows:[11]

Player School
William Buford Ohio State
Ashton Gibbs Pitt
Draymond Green Michigan State
Mick Hedgepeth Belmont
Robbie Hummel Purdue
Quinn McDowell William & Mary
Ronald Nored Butler
Zack Novak Michigan
Zack Rosen Penn
Tyler Zeller North Carolina

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY. 
  2. ^ "Award Winners: Division I Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  3. ^ "2009–10 NCAA Statistics Policies(updated 9/2/2009)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. September 2, 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-05-21. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ "2010 Men’s John R. Wooden Award All American Team Announced". John R. Wooden Award. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ ""Scheyer Named Finalist For Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award," GoDuke.com, February 3, 2010, accessed February 8, 2010". Goduke.com. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "2011-12 AP All-America Teams". Washington Examiner. March 26, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "USBWA NAMES 2011-12 ALL-AMERICANS". Sportswriters.net. March 12, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rivers Named NABC Third Team All-America". GoDuke.com. March 19, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Anthony Davis named Sporting News' 2012 College Basketball Player of the Year". Sportingnews.com. March 6, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Tyler Zeller of UNC, Delaware's Elena Delle Donne top Capital One Academic All-America Division I basketball teams". College Sports Information Directors of America. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  11. ^ "Men’s and women’s basketball finalists announced for 2011-12 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award". Seniorclassaward.com. 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-01-25.