1959 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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The Consensus 1959 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of five 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, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA).

1959 Consensus All-America team[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Bob Boozer F Senior Kansas State
Johnny Cox G Senior Kentucky
Bailey Howell F Senior Mississippi State
Oscar Robertson G Junior Cincinnati
Jerry West G Junior West Virginia


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Leo Byrd G Senior Marshall
Johnny Green F Senior Michigan State
Tom Hawkins F Senior Notre Dame
Don Hennon G Senior Pittsburgh
Al Seiden G Senior St. John's

Individual All-America teams[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press [2] Bob Boozer Kansas State Leo Byrd Marshall Bob Ferry St. Louis
Johnny Cox Kentucky Johnny Green Michigan State Jim Hagan Tennessee Tech
Bailey Howell Mississippi State Tom Hawkins Notre Dame Ron Johnson Minnesota
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Don Hennon Pittsburgh York Larese North Carolina
Jerry West West Virginia Lou Pucillo North Carolina State Joe Ruklick Northwestern
USBWA/Look Magazine[3] Bob Boozer Kansas State No second or third teams (10-man first team)
Johnny Cox Kentucky
Bob Ferry St. Louis
Johnny Green Michigan State
Tom Hawkins Notre Dame
Bailey Howell Mississippi State
Lou Pucillo North Carolina State
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati
Al Seiden St. John's
Jerry West West Virginia
NABC[4] Bob Boozer Kansas State Johnny Green Michigan State Bob Ferry St. Louis
Johnny Cox Kentucky Tom Hawkins Notre Dame Tony Jackson St. John's
Bailey Howell Mississippi State Don Hennon Pittsburgh Lou Pucillo North Carolina State
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati John Richter North Carolina State Joe Ruklick Northwestern
Jerry West West Virginia Al Seiden St. John's Lee Shaffer North Carolina
UPI[5] Bob Boozer Kansas State Leo Byrd Marshall Charles Brown Seattle
Don Hennon Pittsburgh Johnny Cox Kentucky Bob Ferry St. Louis
Bailey Howell Mississippi State Johnny Green Michigan State Lou Pucillo North Carolina State
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Tom Hawkins Notre Dame Doug Smart Washington
Jerry West West Virginia Al Seiden St. John's Walt Torrence UCLA
NEA Bob Boozer Kansas State Leo Byrd Marshall No third team
Bailey Howell Mississippi State Johnny Cox Kentucky
Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Bob Ferry St. Louis
Al Seiden St. John's Johnny Green Michigan State
Jerry West West Virginia John Richter North Carolina State

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