USBWA NAMES MEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM, OSCAR ROBERTSON TROPHY FINALISTS

ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – Five standout players from five different conferences have been named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's 2016-17 All-America First Team. Those five stars – four of them guards – are the finalists for the prestigious Oscar Robertson Trophy as the USBWA's Men's National Player of the Year.
2016-17 USBWA MEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM

FIRST TEAM

G Lonzo Ball, UCLA (6-6, 190, Fr., Chino Hills, Calif.)
Second UCLA freshman to earn first-team honors (Kevin Love, 2008); District IX Player of the Year

G Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga (6-3, 195, Jr., Happy Valley, Ore.)
Fourth Zag to earn first-team honors (Dickau and Morrison, Olynyk); All-District IX selection

G Josh Hart, Villanova (6-5.5, 215, Sr., Silver Spring, Md.)
Third first-team selection from Villanova and first since Randy Foye (2006); District II Player of the Year

G Frank Mason III, Kansas (5-11, 190, Sr., Petersburg, Va.)
First first-team guard from Kansas since 2010 (Sherron Collins); Dstrict VI Player of the Year

F Caleb Swanigan, Purdue (6-9, 250, So., Fort Wayne, Ind.)
First first-team honors from Purdue since 2011 (JuJuan Johnson); District V Player of the Year

SECOND TEAM

F Dillon Brooks, Oregon (6-7, 225, Jr., Mississauga, Ont.)
Second USBWA All-America from Oregon (Greg Ballard, 1976-77); All-District IX selection

F/G Justin Jackson, North Carolina (6-8, 210, Jr., Tomball, Texas)
Seventh UNC All-American since 2000; District III Player of the Year

G Luke Kennard, Duke (6-6, 202, So., Franklin, Ohio)
First Duke guard to earn All-America honors since 2011 (Nolan Smith); All-District III selection

G Malik Monk, Kentucky (6-3, 200, Fr., Lepanto, Ark.)
Fifth Kentucky freshman to earn All-America honors; District IV Player of the Year

F Johnathan Motley, Baylor (6-10, 230, Jr., Houston, Texas)
First Baylor player to earn USBWA All-America honors; District VII Player of the Year


The USBWA All-America teams are voted on by members of the USBWA, which is comprised of over 900 sportswriters and sports journalists who cover college basketball for newspapers, magazines and websites.



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