1947 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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The consensus 1947 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of three major All-American teams.[1] To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Helms Athletic Foundation, Converse, and True Magazine.

1947 Consensus All-America team[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Ralph Beard G Sophomore Kentucky
Alex Groza C Sophomore Kentucky
Ralph Hamilton G Senior Indiana
Sid Tanenbaum G Senior New York University
Gerry Tucker C Senior Oklahoma


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Don Barksdale C Senior UCLA
Arnie Ferrin F Junior Utah
Vern Gardner C Senior Utah
John Hargis G Senior Texas
George Kaftan F Junior Holy Cross
Ed Koffenberger C Junior Duke
Andy Phillip G/F Senior Illinois

Individual All-America teams[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Helms[2] Don Barksdale UCLA Charles B. Black Kansas Lew Beck Oregon State
Ralph Beard Kentucky Billy Gabor Syracuse Jim Homer Alabama
Leland Byrd West Virginia Alex Groza Kentucky Tony Lavelli Yale
Arnie Ferrin Utah Paul Hoffman Purdue Joe Lord Villanova
Ralph Hamilton Indiana Dave Humerickhouse Bradley Ed Macauley Saint Louis
John Hargis Texas Wallace Jones Kentucky Dick McGuire St. John's
George Kaftan Holy Cross Daniel Kraus Georgetown Clifton McNeely Texas Wesleyan
Ed Koffenberger Duke Kevin O'Shea Notre Dame Jack Smiley Illinois
Sid Tanenbaum NYU Red Rocha Oregon State Ernie Vandeweghe Colgate
Gerry Tucker Oklahoma Kenneth Shugart Navy
Herb Wilkinson Iowa
Converse Ralph Beard Kentucky Lew Beck Oregon State Don Barksdale UCLA
Vern Gardner Utah Arnie Ferrin Utah Bobby Cook Wisconsin
Ralph Hamilton Indiana Alex Groza Kentucky John Hargis Texas
George Kaftan Holy Cross Wallace Jones Kentucky Paul Hoffman Purdue
Gerry Tucker Oklahoma Sid Tanenbaum NYU Ed Koffenberger Duke
True Magazine Ralph Beard Kentucky Bobby Cook Wisconsin Don Barksdale UCLA
Alex Groza Kentucky John Dillon North Carolina Ralph Hamilton Indiana
Andy Phillip Illinois Tony Lavelli Yale John Hargis Texas
Sid Tanenbaum NYU Dick McGuire St. John's Ed Koffenberger Duke
Gerry Tucker Oklahoma Jack Tingle Kentucky Kevin O'Shea Notre Dame

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCAA Record Book - Award Winners p.137. Accessed 2009-05-05. Archived 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ 2005 NCAA Basketball's Finest - All-Americans (Helms, Converse & True Magazine) p.208. Accessed 2009-06-21. Archived 2009-07-21.