2015 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

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 2015 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 2014–15 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 2015 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, and Yahoo! Sports. The scholar-athletes selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) are termed Academic All-Americans.

2015 Consensus All-America teamEdit

PGPoint guard
SGShooting guard
PFPower forward
SFSmall forward
CCenter
Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Willie Cauley-Stein PF Junior Kentucky
Jerian Grant PG/SG Senior Notre Dame
Frank Kaminsky C/PF Senior Wisconsin
Jahlil Okafor C Freshman Duke
D'Angelo Russell PG/SG Freshman Ohio State


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Malcolm Brogdon SG Junior Virginia
Bobby Portis PF Sophomore Arkansas
Karl-Anthony Towns C Freshman Kentucky
Seth Tuttle PF Senior Northern Iowa
Kyle Wiltjer PF Junior Gonzaga
Delon Wright SG/PG Senior Utah

Individual All-America teamsEdit

Player School AP USBWA NABC TSN CP Notes
Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky
1
1
1
1
12
Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin
1
1
1
1
12
Jahlil Okafor Duke
1
1
1
1
12
D'Angelo Russell Ohio State
1
1
1
1
12
Jerian Grant Notre Dame
1
1
1
2
11
Delon Wright Utah
2
2
2
1
9
Seth Tuttle Northern Iowa
2
2
2
2
8
Malcolm Brogdon Virginia
2
2
2
6
Bobby Portis Arkansas
2
2
3
5
Karl-Anthony Towns Kentucky
2
2
3
5
Kyle Wiltjer Gonzaga
3
2
2
5
Kevin Pangos Gonzaga
3
3
3
3
Rakeem Christmas Syracuse
3
3
2
Quinn Cook Duke
2
2
Buddy Hield Oklahoma
3
3
2
Darrun Hilliard Villanova
2
2
Georges Niang Iowa State
3
3
2
Melo Trimble Maryland
2
2
Justin Anderson Virginia
3
1
Stanley Johnson Arizona
3
1
Joseph Young Oregon
3
1

By teamEdit

All-America Team
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Associated Press[5] Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky Malcolm Brogdon Virginia Rakeem Christmas Syracuse
Jerian Grant Notre Dame Bobby Portis Arkansas Buddy Hield Oklahoma
Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin Karl-Anthony Towns Kentucky Georges Niang Iowa State
Jahlil Okafor Duke Seth Tuttle Northern Iowa Kevin Pangos Gonzaga
D'Angelo Russell Ohio State Delon Wright Utah Kyle Wiltjer Gonzaga
USBWA[6] Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky Malcolm Brogdon Virginia No third team
Jerian Grant Notre Dame Bobby Portis Arkansas
Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin Seth Tuttle Northern Iowa
Jahlil Okafor Duke Kyle Wiltjer Gonzaga
D'Angelo Russell Ohio State Delon Wright Utah
NABC[7] Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky Malcolm Brogdon Virginia Justin Anderson Virginia
Jerian Grant Notre Dame Karl-Anthony Towns Kentucky Buddy Hield Oklahoma
Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin Seth Tuttle Northern Iowa Stanley Johnson Arizona
Jahil Okafor Duke Kyle Wiltjer Gonzaga Georges Niang Iowa State
D'Angelo Russell Ohio State Delon Wright Utah Kevin Pangos Gonzaga
Sporting News[8] Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky Quinn Cook Duke Rakeem Christmas Syracuse
Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin Jerian Grant Notre Dame Kevin Pangos Gonzaga
Jahlil Okafor Duke Darrun Hilliard Villanova Bobby Portis Arkansas
D'Angelo Russell Ohio State Melo Trimble Maryland Karl-Anthony Towns Kentucky
Delon Wright Utah Seth Tuttle Northern Iowa Joseph Young Oregon

AP Honorable Mention:[9]

Academic All-AmericansEdit

On February 26, 2015, CoSIDA and Capital One announced the 2015 Academic All-America team, with Matt Townsend headlining the University Division as the men's college basketball Academic All-American of the Year.[10] The following is the 2014–15 Capital One Academic All-America Men’s Basketball Team (University Division) as selected by CoSIDA:

First Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Tyler Harvey Eastern Washington Jr. 3.60 Communication Studies
Chasson Randle Stanford Sr. 3.35 African & African-American Studies
Shavon Shields Nebraska Jr. 3.73 Biological Sciences
Matt Townsend (3) Yale Sr. 3.98 Molecular, Cellular & Develop. Biology
Thomas van der Mars (2) Portland Gr. 3.95 Operations & Technology
Second Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Alex Barlow Butler Sr. 3.75 Finance
Canyon Barry Charleston So. 4.00 Physics
Wayne Blackshear Louisville Sr. 3.40 Communication
Marcus Paige (2) North Carolina Jr. 3.39 Journalism / History
Levi Randolph Alabama Gr. 3.45 Masters of Marketing
Third Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Craig Bradshaw Belmont Jr. 3.51 Public Relations
Johnny Dee San Diego Sr. 3.49 Business Administration
Mike Gesell Iowa Jr. 3.93 Finance
Jordan Gregory Montana Sr. 3.69 Psychology
John Kopriva George Washington Sr. 3.93 Chemistry
Nigel Williams-Goss Washington So. 3.74 Pre-social Science

Senior All-AmericansEdit

The ten finalists for the Senior CLASS Award are called Senior All-Americans. The 10 honorees are as follows:[11]

Player Position School
Alex Barlow Guard Butler
Reece Chamberlain Guard Belmont
D'Angelo Harrison Guard St. John's
Tyler Haws Guard Brigham Young
Frank Kaminsky Forward Wisconsin
D. J. Newbill Guard Penn State
Kevin Pangos Guard Gonzaga
Chasson Randle Guard Stanford
Matt Stainbrook Center Xavier
Juwan Staten Guard West Virginia

ReferencesEdit

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  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. ^ "The AP released their All-American teams on Monday". NBCSports.com. March 30, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "USBWA Names 2014-15 All-Americans" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "Niang, Hield Earn NABC All-America Honors" (Press release). Big 12 Conference. March 30, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  8. ^ Linton, Chance (March 9, 2015). "Sporting News releases 2014-2015 All-American Team". 247sports.com. Archived from the original on March 9, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Payne Named Associated Press All-America" (Press release). Murray State Racers. March 31, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Ashley Luke of Western Illinois, Matt Townsend of Yale, Headline Capital One Academic All-America Div. 1 Basketball Teams" (PDF). College Sports Information Directors of America. March 9, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "Men's and women's basketball finalists announced for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award". seniorclassaward.com. Premier Sports Management. February 12, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.