2018-07-28

www.berthoop.net - Promotional video

Find here the short video about Bert's activities as a basketball archivist, writer and correspondent (hobbyist): 

2018-04-13

NCAA basketball - 2017-18 berthoop.net Men's All-America Team and last review (April 2018)

The 2017-18 NCAA basketball season is now over. The 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament ended with a nice win of Head Coach Jay Wright' Villanova Wildcats who defeated the Michigan Wolverines 79-62 in the championship game played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX on 2018-04-02.

Just like every year, Bert was asked to select up to 10 All-America players (regardless of position).

Here is therefore the 2017-18 berthoop.net Men's College Basketball All-America Team:

Men's All-America 1  Miles Bridges, Michigan State - guard/forward, 2.01 m - 6'7", born in 1998, USA
Men's All-America 2  Devonté Graham, Kansas - guard, 1.87 m - 6'2", born in 1995, USA
Men's All-America 3  Deandre Ayton, Arizona - forward, 2.14 m - 7'0", born in 1998, Bahamas
Men's All-America 4  Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State - forward, 2.01 m - 6'7", born in 1996, USA
Men's All-America 5  Marvin Bagley III, Duke - forward, 2.11 m - 6'11", born in 1999, USA
Men's All-America 6  Trae Young, Oklahoma - guard, 1.88 m - 6'2", born in 1998, USA
Men's All-America 7  Donte DiVicenzo, Villanova - guard, 1.96 m - 6'5", born in 1997, USA
Men's All-America 8  Carsen Edwards, Purdue - guard, 1.85 m - 6'1", born in 1998, USA
Men's All-America 9  Donte Grantham, Clemson - forward, 2.03 m - 6'8", born in 1995, USA
Men's All-America 10  Manu Lecomte, Baylor - guard, 1.80 m - 5'11", born in 1995, Belgium

Bert's special mention also goes to Trevon Bluiett, Xavier - guard, 1.98 m - 6'6", born in 1994, USA; Jalen Brunson, Villanova - guard, 1.90 m - 6'3", born in 1996, USA; Grayson Allen, Duke - guard, 1.96 m - 6'5", born in 1995, USA; Keenan Evans, Texas Tech - guard, 1.90 m - 6'3", born in 1996, USA and Vladimir Brodziansky, Texas Christian - forward, 2.11 m - 6'11", born in 1994, Slovakia.


Also for your information, the USBWA All-America teams were voted on by members of the USBWA-U.S. Basketball Writers Association, which is comprised of around 1,000 sportswriters and sports journalists who cover college basketball for newspapers, magazines and websites (incl. Bert).

2017-18 USBWA Men's All-America Teams

First Team:
Deandre Ayton, Arizona - forward, 2.14 m - 7'0", born in 1998, Bahamas
Marvin Bagley III, Duke - forward, 2.11 m - 6'11", born in 1999, USA
Jalen Brunson, Villanova - guard, 1.90 m - 6'3", born in 1996, USA
Devonté Graham, Kansas - guard, 1.87 m - 6'2", born in 1995, USA 
Trae Young, Oklahoma - guard, 1.88 m - 6'2", born in 1998, USA
Second Team:
Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State - forward, 2.01 m - 6'7", born in 1996, USA
Trevon Bluiett, Xavier - guard, 1.98 m - 6'6", born in 1994, USA
Miles Bridges, Michigan State - guard/forward, 2.01 m - 6'7", born in 1998, USA
Keenan Evans, Texas Tech - guard, 1.90 m - 6'3", born in 1996, USA
Jock Landale, Saint Mary's - center, 2.11 m - 6'11", born in 1995, Australia

Take notice that senior guard Jalen Brunson from Villanova has been named the winner of the Oscar Robertson Trophy as the national player of the year in voting by the USBWA.
Read full USBWA press releases about the Men's All-America Team and the Oscar Robertson Trophy:
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Sources: USBWA and google.com