NCAA basketball - 2020-21 berthoop.net Men's All-America Team and other awards (May 2021)


The 2020-21 NCAA basketball season took place despite the COVID-19 crisis. The 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament ended with a nice win of the Baylor Bears who defeated the Gonzaga Bulldogs 86-70 in the championship game played at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on 2021-04-05.

Here is the 2020-21 berthoop.net Men's College Basketball All-America Team:

Men's All-America 1  Jared Butler, Baylor - guard, 1.90m - 6'3", born in 1999, USA
Men's All-America 2  Luka Garza, Iowa - power forward/center, 2.11m - 6'11",  born in 1998, USA/Slovenia/Bosnia Herzegovina
Men's All-America 3  Corey Kispert, Gonzaga - forward, 2.01m - 6'7", born in 1999, USA
Men's All-America 4  Drew Timme, Gonzaga - forward, 2.08m - 6'10", born in 2000, USA
Men's All-America 5  Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga - guard, 1.93m - 6'4", born in 2001, USA
Men's All-America 6  Max Abmas, Oral Roberts - guard, 1.85m - 6'01", born in 2001, USA
Men's All-America 7  Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State - guard, 2.03m - 6'8", born in 2001, USA
Men's All-America 8  Evan Mobley, USC - forward, 2.13m - 7'0", born in 2001, USA
Men's All-America 9  Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois - guard, 1.96m - 6'5", born in 2000, USA
Men's All-America 10 Neemias Queta, Utah State - center, 2.13m - 7'0", born in 1999, Portugal


berthoop.net's special mention also goes to Mark Vital, Baylor - small forward/swingman, 1.96m - 6'5", born in 1996, USA; Hunter Dickinson, Michigan - center, 2.16m - 7'1", born in 2000, USA; Collin Gillespie, Villanova - guard, 1.90 m - 6'3", born in 1999, USA; Kofi Cockburn, Illinois - center, 2.13m - 7'0", born in 1999, Jamaica; Quentin Grimes, Houston - guard, 1.96m - 6'5", born in 2000, USA; Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA - swingman,  1.98m - 6'6", born in 2001, Mexico; Johnny Juzang, UCLA - guard, 1.98m - 6'6", born in 2001, USA; Chris Duarte, Oregon - guard, 1.98m - 6'6", born in 1997, Dominican Republic; Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky - center, 2.11m - 6'11", born in 2000, Nigeria; Fardaws Aimaq, Utah Valley - forward/center, 2.11m - 6'11", born in 1999, Canada.

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 award recipients and players who might end up in Europe to play basketball professionally in a near future.

2020-21 USBWA Men's All-America Teams

First Team:
Jared Butler, Baylor - guard, 1.90m - 6'3", born in 1999, USA
Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State - guard, 2.03m - 6'8", born in 2001, USA
Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois - guard, 1.96m - 6'5", born in 2000, USA
Luka Garza, Iowa - power forward/center, 2.11m - 6'11",  born in 1998, USA/Slovenia/Bosnia Herzegovina
Corey Kispert, Gonzaga - forward, 2.01m - 6'7",born in 1999, USA

Second Team:
Kofi Cockburn, Illinois - center, 2.13m - 7'0", born in 1999, Jamaica
Hunter Dickinson, Michigan - center, 2.16m - 7'1", born in 2000, USA
Evan Mobley, USC - forward, 2.13m - 7'0", born in 2001, USA
Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga - guard, 1.93m - 6'4", born in 2001, USA
Drew Timme, Gonzaga - forward, 2.08m - 6'10", born in 2000, USA

Third Team:
Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky - center, 2.11m - 6'11", born in 2000, Nigeria
Chris Duarte, Oregon - guard, 1.98m - 6'6", born in 1997, Dominican Republic
Collin Gillespie, Villanova - guard, 1.90 m - 6'3", born in 1999, USA
Quentin Grimes, Houston - guard, 1.96m - 6'5", born in 2000, USA
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana - forward, 2.06m - 6'9", born in 2000, USA

Take notice that Iowa's senior power forward/center Luka Garza has been named the winner of the Oscar Robertson Trophy as the national player of the year and Oklahoma State's point guard Cade Cunningham has earned the Wayman Tisdale Award as the nation's top freshman basd on voting by the USBWA.

Read the full USBWA press releases about the 2020-21 Men's All-America Teams and the USBWA men's honors:
and

2020-21 USBWA Women's Awards and All-America Team

Last April, the USBWA also presented women's college basketball awards.

Here is the 2020-21 USBWA Women's All-America First Team, a rare six-player team brought about by ties in the voting :
Aliyah Boston, South Carolina - forward, 1.96m - 6'5", born in 2001, US Virgin Islands/USA
Paige Bueckers, UConn - guard, 1.80m - 5'11", born in 2001, USA
Caitlin Clark, Iowa - guard, 1.83m - 6'0", born in 2001, USA 
Dana Evans, Louisville - guard, 1.68m - 5'6", born in 1998, USA
Nazahrah "Naz" Hillmon, Michigan - forward, 1.88m - 6'2", born in 2000, USA
Rhyne Howard, Kentucky - guard, 1.88m - 6'2", born in 2000, USA

UConn Huskies freshman Paige Bueckers has been named the winner of the 2020-21 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award as the national player of the year. Paige Bueckers and Iowa's Caitlin Clark have earned and shared (pretty unusual!) the 2020-21 Tamika Catchings Freshman Player of the Year Award based on voting by the USBWA.

Read the full USBWA press releases about the 2020-21 Women's All-America Teams and the USBWA women's honors:
and

Sources: USBWA, usbasket.com and google.com

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