1988 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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The Consensus 1988 College 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.

1988 Consensus All-America team[edit]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Sean Elliott F Junior Arizona
Gary Grant G Senior Michigan
Hersey Hawkins G Senior Bradley
Danny Manning F Senior Kansas
J.R. Reid F/C Sophomore North Carolina


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Danny Ferry F Junior Duke
Jerome Lane F Junior Pittsburgh
Mark Macon G Freshman Temple
Mitch Richmond G Senior Kansas State
Rony Seikaly C Senior Syracuse
Michael Smith F/C Junior Brigham Young

Individual All-America teams[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press[2] Sean Elliott Arizona Danny Ferry Duke Will Perdue Vanderbilt
Gary Grant Michigan Jerome Lane Pittsburgh Michael Smith Brigham Young
Hersey Hawkins Bradley Mark Macon Temple Fennis Dembo Wyoming
Danny Manning Kansas Jeff Grayer Iowa State Sherman Douglas Syracuse
J. R. Reid North Carolina Steve Kerr Arizona Byron Larkin Xavier
USBWA[3] Sean Elliott Arizona Danny Ferry Duke No third team
Gary Grant Michigan Jerome Lane Pittsburgh
Hersey Hawkins Bradley Michael Smith Brigham Young
Danny Manning Kansas Mitch Richmond Kansas State
J. R. Reid North Carolina Rony Seikaly Syracuse
NABC[4] Sean Elliott Arizona Danny Ferry Duke Will Perdue Vanderbilt
Gary Grant Michigan David Rivers Notre Dame Rex Chapman Kentucky
Hersey Hawkins Bradley Mark Macon Temple Harvey Grant Oklahoma
Danny Manning Kansas Rony Seikaly Syracuse Todd Mitchell Purdue
J. R. Reid North Carolina Charles Smith Pittsburgh Steve Kerr Arizona
UPI[5] Sean Elliott Arizona J. R. Reid North Carolina Harvey Grant Oklahoma
Danny Ferry Duke Sherman Douglas Syracuse Jeff Grayer Iowa State
Gary Grant Michigan Michael Smith Brigham Young Rony Seikaly Syracuse
Hersey Hawkins Bradley Mitch Richmond Kansas State Lionel Simmons La Salle
Danny Manning Kansas Byron Larkin Xavier Rod Strickland DePaul

AP Honorable Mention:[6]

Academic All-Americans[edit]

On February 28, 1988, GTE and CoSIDA announced the 1988 Academic All-America team, with Michael Smith headlining the University Division as the first men's college basketball Academic All-American of the Year. The following is the 1987–88 GTE Academic All-America Men’s Basketball Team (University Division) as selected by CoSIDA:[7]

First Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Alec Kessler Georgia Sophomore 3.84 Genetics
Tim Legler La Salle Senior 3.40 Finance/Management Information
Shon Morris Northwestern Senior 3.51 Human Development and Social Policy Organizational Studies
Derek Rucker Davidson Senior 3.30 Economics
Michael Smith Brigham Young Junior 3.67 Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dental
Second Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Keith Balderston Oregon Senior 3.63 Pre-Medicine
Paul Crawford Texas A&M Senior 3.88 Mechanical Engineering
Jeff Harris Illinois State Senior 3.70 Chemistry
Bo Heiden Bucknell Junior 3.70 Electrical Engineering
Ray Willis Montana State Senior 3.45 Speech Communications
Third Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Mike Butts Bucknell Junior 3.30 Mechanical Engineering
Scott Haffner Evansville Junior 3.34 Business Administration
Steve Martenet Bowling Green Senior 3.78 Business/Pre-Law
Peter Runge Manhattan Sophomore 3.80 Business
Dean Smith Maine Sophomore 3.92 Electrical Engineering

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCAA Record Book - Award Winners p.137
  2. ^ "AP All-America Teams". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  3. ^ "USBWA Men's All-Americans". Sportswriters.net. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  4. ^ All-America - Division I (1980's)[dead link]
  5. ^ 2005 NCAA Basketball's Finest - All-Americans p.208
  6. ^ "Manning, Hawkins top All-America basketball team". Tri City Herald. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  7. ^ "Academic All-Americans". The Lewiston Daily Sun. March 1, 1988. Retrieved September 25, 2011.