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NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The NCAA Men's Basketball All-American teams are teams made up of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball players voted the best in the country by a variety of organizations.

History

College basketball All-American teams were first named by both College Humor magazine and the Christy Walsh Syndicate in 1929. In 1932, the Converse shoe company began publishing All-American teams in their yearly "Converse Basketball Yearbook," and continued doing so until they ceased publication of the yearbook in 1983. The Helms Athletic Foundation, created in 1936, retroactively named All-American teams for years 1905–35, and also continued naming teams until 1983.[1] The Associated Press began naming its team selections in 1948.[1]

Consensus teams

While an increasing number of media outlets select All-America teams, the NCAA recognizes consensus All-America teams back to 1905.[2] These teams have drawn from two to six major media sources over the years, and are intended to reflect the opinions of most college basketball experts. Today the four teams used to select consensus teams are: the Associated Press, The National Association of Basketball Coaches, the United States Basketball Writers Association and Sporting News magazine. Since 1984, the NCAA has applied a standardized point system to those teams designated as "major" All-American teams to determine consensus 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]

Team leaders

The top ten schools with the most consensus first team All-Americans are listed below, ranked by total number of selections. For a complete list, please see the official NCAA records.
School Selections Players Most Recent
Kansas 29 22 2014 (Andrew Wiggins)
North Carolina 25 16 2009 (Tyler Hansbrough)
Purdue 25 17 2011 (JaJuan Johnson)
Kentucky 24 19 2012 (Anthony Davis)
Penn 24 14 1953 (Ernie Beck)
Notre Dame 22 13 2001 (Troy Murphy)
UCLA 20 14 2008 (Kevin Love)
Duke 20 17 2014 (Jabari Parker)
Wisconsin 20 17 2007 (Alando Tucker)
Columbia 19 13 1957 (Chet Forte)

Academic All-Americans

In 1963, the first Academic All-American basketball team was named. The first team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), consisted of: Rod Thorn of West Virginia, Ken Charlton of Colorado, Gerry Ward of Boston College, Art Becker of Arizona State and Ray Flynn of Providence.[4] CoSIDA has named Academic All-America teams continuously each year since.

Preseason All-Americans

In 1986, the Associated Press named the first preseason All-America team for the 1986–87 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Navy's David Robinson was the leading vote-getter that year. He was joined on the team by Steve Alford of Indiana, Danny Manning of Kansas, Kenny Smith of North Carolina and Pervis Ellison of Louisville.[5] In 2011, Harrison Barnes of North Carolina became the first freshman voted a preseason All-American by the AP.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Men's Basketball All-Americans
  2. ^ "Official NCAA Consensus All-Americans". Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2009–10 NCAA Statistics Policies(updated 9/2/2009)".  
  4. ^ AP (March 27, 1963). "Pick Academic all-America". Schenectady Gazette. Retrieved October 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ AP (November 20, 1986). "Midhipman Robinson tops preseason all-americans". Rome News-Tribune. Retrieved October 31, 2010. 
  6. ^ Preseason All-Americans announced, accessed March 22, 2011
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