NCAA basketball - 2019-20 berthoop.net Men's All-America Team and other awards (May 2020)

The 2019-20 NCAA basketball season has been shortened due to the COVID-19 crisis. There was eventually no 2020 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and March Madness in the USA this year.

Here is nevertheless the 2019-20 berthoop.net Men's College Basketball All-America Team:

Men's All-America 1  Obi Toppin, Dayton - forward, 2.06m - 6'9", born in 1998, USA
Men's All-America 2  Luka Garza, Iowa - power forward/center, 2.11m - 6'11",  born in 1998, Slovenia/Bosnia Herzegovina
Men's All-America 3  Udoka Azubuike, Kansas - center, 2.13m - 7'00", born in 1999, Nigeria
Men's All-America 4  Markus Howard, Marquette - point guard, 1.80m - 5'11", born in 1999, USA
Men's All-America 5  Jordan Nwora, Lousiville - forward, 2.03m - 6'8", born in 1998, Nigeria
Men's All-America 6  Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State - forward, 2.06m - 6'9", born in 1999, USA
Men's All-America 7  John Mooney, Notre Dame - forward, 2.06m - 6'9", born in 1997, USA
Men's All-America 8  Carlos Johnson, Grand Canyon - guard, 1.93m - 6'4", born in 1998,  USA
Men's All-America 9  Mason Jones, Arkansas  guard, 1.96m - 6'5", born in 1998, USA
Men's All-America 10  Al-Amir Dawes, Clemson - guard, 1.88m - 6'2", born in 2000, USA


Bert's special mention also goes to Hunter Tyson, Clemson - forward, 2.03m - 6'8", born in 2000, USA; Xavier Johnson, Pittsburgh - guard, 1.90m - 6'3", born in 1999, USA; Collin Gillespie, Villanova - guard, 1.90 m - 6'3", born in 1999, USA; Wesley Harris, Tennessee State - guard, 2.03m - 6'8", USA; Michael Littlejohn, Tennessee State - point guard, 1.78m - 5'10", born in 1998, USA; Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga - forward,  2.11m - 6'11",  born in 2000, Serbia; Myles Powell, Seton Hall - guard, 1.88m - 6'2", born in 1997, USA; Jared Butler, Baylor - guard, 1.90m - 6'3", born in 1999, USA; Josiah Wallace, Eastern Illinois - guard, 1.93m - 6'4", USA; Ty-Shon Alexander, Creighton - guard, 1.93m - 6'4", born in 1998, USA.

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). It is always nice to pinpoint a few names and profiles of players who might end up in Europe to play basketball professionally in a near future.

2019-20 USBWA Men's All-America Teams

First Team:
Udoka Azubuike, Kansas - center, 2.13m - 7'00", born in 1999, Nigeria
Luka Garza, Iowa - power forward/center, 2.11m - 6'11",  born in 1998, Slovenia/Bosnia Herzegovina
Markus Howard, Marquette - point guard, 1.80m - 5'11", born in 1999, USA
Myles Powell, Seton Hall - guard, 1.88m - 6'2", born in 1997, USA
Obi Toppin, Dayton - forward, 2.06m - 6'9", born in 1998, USA

Second Team:
Vernon Carey Jr., Duke - center, 2.08m - 6'10", born in 2001, USA
Devon Dotson, Kansas - guard, 1.88m - 6'2", born in 1999, USA
Malachi Flynn, San Diego State - guard, 1.85m - 6'1", born in 1998, USA
Payton Pritchard, Oregon - guard, 1.88m - 6'2", born in 1998, USA
Cassius Winston, Michigan State - guard, 1.85m - 6'1", born in 1997, USA

Third Team:
Jared Butler, Baylor - guard, 1.90m - 6'3", born in 1999, USA
Tre Jones, Duke - guard, 1.90m - 6'3", born in 2000, USA
Jordan Nwora, Lousiville - forward, 2.03m - 6'8", born in 1998, Nigeria
Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga - forward,  2.11m - 6'11", born in 2000, Serbia
Jalen Smith, Maryland - forward, 2.08m - 6'10", born in 2000, USA

Take notice that Dayton's sophomore forward Obi Toppin has been named the winner of the Oscar Robertson Trophy as the national player of the year and Duke's standout center Vernon Carey Jr. has earned the Wayman Tisdale Award as the nation's top freshman in voting by the USBWA.

Read full USBWA press releases about the 2019-20 Men's All-America Teams and the USBWA men's honors:
http://sportswriters.net/usbwa/news/2020/allamerica200323.html
and
http://sportswriters.net/usbwa/news/2020/men200325.html

Sources: USBWA, usbasket.com and google.com

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