1948 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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The consensus 1948 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 Associated Press, the Helms Athletic Foundation, and Converse.

1948 Consensus All-America team[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Ralph Beard G Junior Kentucky
Ed Macauley F Junior Saint Louis
Jim McIntyre C Junior Minnesota
Kevin O'Shea G Sophomore Notre Dame
Murray Wier G Senior Iowa


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Dick Dickey F Sophomore North Carolina State
Arnie Ferrin F Senior Utah
Alex Groza C Junior Kentucky
Hal Haskins F/G Sophomore Hamline
George Kaftan F Senior Holy Cross
Duane Klueh G Junior Indiana State
Tony Lavelli F Junior Yale
Jack Nichols C Senior Washington
Andy Wolfe G/F Senior California

Individual All-America teams[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team Fourth team
Player School Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press [2] Ralph Beard Kentucky Dwight Eddleman Illinois A. L. Bennett Oklahoma A&M Walt Budko Columbia
Ed Macauley Saint Louis Arnie Ferrin Utah Bob Cousy Holy Cross Ed Mikan DePaul
Jim McIntyre Minnesota Alex Groza Kentucky Dick Dickey North Carolina State Jackie Robinson Baylor
Kevin O'Shea Notre Dame George Kaftan Holy Cross Donnie Forman NYU Dolph Schayes NYU
Murray Wier Iowa Tony Lavelli Yale George Kok Arkansas Ernie Vandeweghe Colgate
Helms[3] Ralph Beard Kentucky A. L. Bennett Oklahoma A&M Ed Beach West Virginia No fourth team
Dick Dickey North Carolina State Pete Elliott Michigan Walt Budko Columbia
Arnie Ferrin Utah Robert Gale Cornell Bob Cope Montana
Duane Klueh Indiana State Alex Groza Kentucky Paul Courty Oklahoma
Tony Lavelli Yale George Kaftan Holy Cross Hal Haskins Hamline
Ed Macauley Saint Louis Jim McIntyre Minnesota Frank Kudelka Saint Mary's
Jack Nichols Washington Joe Nelson Brigham Young Slater Martin Texas
Kevin O'Shea Notre Dame Don Ray Western Kentucky Ed Mikan DePaul
Murray Wier Iowa Jackie Robinson Baylor Dolph Schayes NYU
Andy Wolfe California Howie Shannon Kansas State Andy Tonkovich Marshall
Converse Ralph Beard Kentucky Dick Dickey North Carolina State Dwight Eddleman Illinois No fourth team
Alex Groza Kentucky Tony Lavelli Yale Vern Gardner Utah
Hal Haskins Hamline Ed Macauley Saint Louis Wallace Jones Kentucky
George Kaftan Holy Cross Merlin Marty Loras Murray Wier Iowa
Kevin O'Shea Notre Dame Odie Spears Western Kentucky Andy Wolfe California

AP Honorable Mention:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCAA Record Book - Award Winners p.137. Accessed 2009-05-05. Archived 2009-05-04.
  2. ^ a b "Iowa's Murray Wier on 1st All-American". Mason City Globe-Gazette. 11 March 1948. p. 13. Retrieved August 16, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ 2005 NCAA Basketball's Finest - All-Americans (Helms & Converse) p.208