2016 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 2016 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 2015–16 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 2016 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. The ten finalists for the Senior CLASS Award are described as Senior All-Americans.[4] Other All-American lists include those determined by USA Today, Fox Sports, Yahoo! Sports and many others. The scholar-athletes selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) are termed Academic All-Americans.

2016 Consensus All-America team[edit]

PGPoint guard
SGShooting guard
PFPower forward
SFSmall forward
CCenter
Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Malcolm Brogdon SG Senior Virginia
Buddy Hield SG Senior Oklahoma
Brice Johnson PF Senior North Carolina
Ben Simmons F Freshman Louisiana State
Tyler Ulis PG Sophomore Kentucky
Denzel Valentine SG Senior Michigan State


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Kris Dunn PG Junior Providence
Perry Ellis PF Senior Kansas
Georges Niang PF/SF Senior Iowa State
Jakob Pöltl C Sophomore Utah
Jarrod Uthoff PF Senior Iowa

Individual All-America teams[edit]

By player[edit]

Player School AP USBWA NABC TSN CP Notes
Malcolm Brogdon Virginia
1
1
1
1
12
NABC Defensive Player of the Year
Buddy Hield Oklahoma
1
1
1
1
12
Sporting News Player of the Year
Denzel Valentine Michigan State
1
1
1
1
12
NABC Player of the Year
Brice Johnson North Carolina
1
1
1
3
10
Ben Simmons Louisiana State
2
1
1
2
10
USBWA National Freshman of the Year
Tyler Ulis Kentucky
1
2
2
1
10
Jakob Pöltl Utah
2
2
2
1
9
Kris Dunn Providence
2
2
2
2
8
Georges Niang Iowa State
2
2
2
3
7
Jarrod Uthoff Iowa
3
2
3
2
6
Perry Ellis Kansas
2
2
3
5
Grayson Allen Duke
3
3
2
4
Yogi Ferrell Indiana
3
3
2
4
Kay Felder Oakland
3
3
3
3
Dillon Brooks Oregon
3
1
Josh Hart Villanova
3
1
Jamal Murray Kentucky
3
1

By team[edit]

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press[5] Malcolm Brogdon Virginia Kris Dunn Providence Grayson Allen Duke
Buddy Hield Oklahoma Perry Ellis Kansas Kay Felder Oakland
Brice Johnson North Carolina Georges Niang Iowa State Yogi Ferrell Indiana
Tyler Ulis Kentucky Jakob Pöltl Utah Jamal Murray Kentucky
Denzel Valentine Michigan State Ben Simmons Louisiana State Jarrod Uthoff Iowa
USBWA[6] Malcolm Brogdon Virginia Kris Dunn Providence No third team
Buddy Hield Oklahoma Georges Niang Iowa State
Brice Johnson North Carolina Jakob Pöltl Utah
Ben Simmons Louisiana State Tyler Ulis Kentucky
Denzel Valentine Michigan State Jarrod Uthoff Iowa
NABC[7] Malcolm Brogdon Virginia Kris Dunn Providence Grayson Allen Duke
Buddy Hield Oklahoma Perry Ellis Kansas Kay Felder Oakland
Brice Johnson North Carolina Georges Niang Iowa State Yogi Ferrell Indiana
Ben Simmons Louisiana State Jakob Pöltl Utah Josh Hart Villanova
Denzel Valentine Michigan State Tyler Ulis Kentucky Jarrod Uthoff Iowa
Sporting News[8] Malcolm Brogdon Virginia Grayson Allen Duke Dillon Brooks Oregon
Buddy Hield Oklahoma Kris Dunn Providence Perry Ellis Kansas
Jakob Pöltl Utah Yogi Ferrell Indiana Kay Felder Oakland
Tyler Ulis Kentucky Ben Simmons Louisiana State Brice Johnson North Carolina
Denzel Valentine Michigan State Jarrod Uthoff Iowa Georges Niang Iowa State

AP Honorable Mention:

Academic All-Americans[edit]

On March 3, 2016, CoSIDA and Capital One announced the 2016 Academic All-America team, with Jarrod Uthoff headlining the University Division as the men's college basketball Academic All-American of the Year.[9] The following is the 2015–16 Academic All-America Men’s Basketball Team (University Division) as selected by CoSIDA:

First Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Canyon Barry (2) Charleston Jr. 4.00 Physics / computer science
Joshua Braun Grand Canyon Sr. 3.83 Business management
Shavon Shields (1) Nebraska Sr. 3.72 Biological Sciences
Marcus Paige (2, *) North Carolina Sr. 3.43 Media & journalism / history
Jarrod Uthoff Iowa Gr. 3.42 Economics (UG) / leisure studies (G)
Second Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Grayson Allen Duke So. 3.39 Psychology
Craig Bradshaw (3) Belmont Sr. 3.47 Public relations
Mike Gesell (3) Iowa Gr. 3.94 Finance (UG) / leisure studies (G)
Alex Poythress Kentucky Sr. 3.52 Business & mktg. (UG) / sport leadership (G)
Domantas Sabonis Gonzaga So. 3.46 Sport management
Third Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Kale Abrahamson Drake Gr. 3.91 Psychology (UG) / MBA
Evan Bradds Belmont Jr. 3.53 Finance
Derrick Henry Citadel Gr. 3.71 Business administration
A. J. Jacobson North Dakota State So. 3.99 Zoology / pre-dentistry
Paul Miller North Dakota State So. 3.82 Accounting
(1) = 2014–15 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I first team
(2) = 2014–15 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I second team
(3) = 2014–15 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I third team
(*) = 2013–14 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I second team

Senior All-Americans[edit]

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

Player Position School
Ryan Arcidiacono Guard Villanova
Malcolm Brogdon Guard Virginia
Perry Ellis Forward Kansas
Buddy Hield Guard Oklahoma
Georges Niang Forward Iowa State
Marcus Paige Guard North Carolina
Justin Sears Forward Yale
Denzel Valentine Guard Michigan State
Fred VanVleet Point Guard Wichita State
Kyle Wiltjer Forward Gonzaga

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. ^ "Award Winners: Division I Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2014.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "2009–10 NCAA Statistics Policies (updated 9/2/2009)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. September 2, 2009. Archived from the original on May 21, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  4. ^ ""Scheyer Named Finalist For Lowe's Senior CLASS Award," GoDuke.com". Goduke.com. February 3, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "2015–16 All-America teams". March 29, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2016-03-29.
  6. ^ "USBWA NAMES MEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM". March 14, 2016.
  7. ^ Martin, Derek (March 28, 2016). "ISU's Niang named second-team All-America by NABC".
  8. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (March 9, 2016). "Sporting News college basketball All-Americans 2015-16".
  9. ^ "University of Iowa's Ally Disterhoft & Jarrod Uthoff Headline 2015–16 CoSIDA Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Academic All-America Teams" (PDF). College Sports Information Directors of America. March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  10. ^ "Men's and women's basketball finalists announced for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award". seniorclassaward.com. Premier Sports Management. February 18, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.