All-American basketball university 2018-19 Sporting News | NCAA Basketball

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On a team from all over America divided into three teams, there is only room left for 15 players. In a season as captivating and entertaining as 2018-2019, it's probably not enough.

It was not enough to find room for some of the greatest scorers in the history of college basketball and the production of some of the best players of the season. The vote resulted in a wide range of candidates from all geographical areas and all levels of Division I. In total, 29 men received at least one mention of the elite elite group of the Sporting team. News All-America, and 21 received votes from several selectors.

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Of course, if an All-America team is to be an exclusive honor, it is essential that the list remains properly divided: three teams, five players each.

We are proud of this list, which is one of the elements of the official NCAA team, made up of all members of the consensus.

This list will go beyond the unique name – Zion – who came to define the season. Players such as Grant, Cassius and Markus have also had extraordinary seasons. The All-America Youth Basketball Team 2018-19 from Sporting News:

First team

RJ Barrett, SG, Duke, p.

Key statistics: 23.4 points per game, 7.5 games per game, 45.8 percent of FG
Definition Game: 33 points, 6 assists, 3-of-7 shooting in 118-84 win over Kentucky

Overview: Barrett has an irresistible and undeniable talent: he is perhaps the best university basketball player to get an unbalanced defender, to strike a shot and finish the game or to make a mistake. The defenders know that they have to sit on his left hand, but he still manages to join them and get them into the driveway. He scored 53.1% on 2-point attempts and gained 188 free throws. His importance to the Blue Devils is such that he plays an average of 35 minutes per game, although there have been anticipated rashes that have allowed him to have a lot of rest. He spent 40 minutes in both Virginia games, against North Carolina and Syracuse – and 45 in the Devils' overtime loss to Orange. While Williamson was sometimes absent due to an injury or a serious problem, Barrett had to remain constant, leading to Duke's attack.

Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga, PF, Jr.

Key statistics: 20.6 points per game, 6.7 games per game, 61.3 points FG
Definition Game: 26 points, 7 rebounds, 40 minutes, 8 free throws on 8 throws in the 81-79 win over Washington

Overview: One of the most versatile players in college basketball, Hachimura is a nightmarish clash for his opponents because of his ability to tackle the rebound and the ever-present threat of his peripheral touch. He tried only 30 shots at 3 points in the regular season, but he made almost 47%. He converted nearly two-thirds of those 2-point attempts and got 186 free throws. It could also be a prolific rebound if needed. In the Zags' win against Duke in the Maui Invitational championship, he scored 20 wins, five assists and three blocks.

Grant Williams, PF, Tennessee, Jr.

Key statistics: 19.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 56.9 pg, 3.3 apg, 1.4 bpg
Definition Game: 43 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks in overtime, win at Vanderbilt

Overview: SEC player as a sophomore, Williams returned for his third season as a much more complete player. His average score is up more than 25%, his rebound is 27% and the accuracy of his goal is up 96 points. How is it possible that a top ranked player at a major conference last season ranks among the most advanced players in the game? Williams scored a February start when he scored just 13 points in five games, but he closed like a superstar.

Zion Williamson, PF, Duke, p.

Key statistics: 21.6 points per game, 8.8 rpg, 68.3 points FG, 1.8 bpg, 2.2 games.
Definition Game: 27 points, 9 rebounds, 2 interceptions and 10 shots on 16 in 72-70 against Virginia

Overview: It could be said that the decisive moment of the Zion season was against Virginia, when he leapt across the road to block De'Andre Hunter's attempt to score 3 points. Hunter was in possession of the ball – but not in his pocket – when Zion was just starting to try his luck. In one way or another, his jump was high enough and fast enough to shoot Hunter, not at the moment he left his hand, but after starting his ascent. Unbelievable. But when he was able to stay on the field, Zion became a college basketball player whose effect on games is different from anything we've seen in decades. Usually, if a player misses as much time as expected to get hurt, it will affect playoff honors. But Sion left so little doubt because he was the first player of the season.

Cassius Winston, PG, State of Michigan, Jr.

Key statistics: 19.0 games per game, 7.6 points per game, 47.1% in FG, 41.3% in 3 points
Definition Game: 27 points, 8 assists, 40 minutes 13 free throws on 14 in 77-70 in Michigan

Overview: The nation's best offensive guard – a player so crafty and versatile that he can hit you for 28 points (Rutgers), six points to three (Northern Illinois) or a dozen passes (three different opponents) – has become a hard workaholic like the Spartans have been missing four players in rotation for extended periods, including the Joshua Langford upper wing scoring option since mid-December and Nick Ward's main post option since half a dozen games. He played 36 times or more 13 times, including 44 in an overtime loss to Indiana. No player has been more indispensable to his team.

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Second team

Jarrett Culver, SG, Texas Tech, etc.

Key statistics: 18.3 points per game, 6.2 games per game, 3.7 points per game, 48.7 points FG
Definition Game: 26 points, 4 assists, 10 shots on 21 in the 91-62 win over Kansas

Overview: When classmate Zhaire Smith "exploded" as a freshman and became a potential first round candidate in the NBA, Culver inherited the opportunity to lead the Red Raiders attack. He averaged 11.2 points on last year's Elite Eight team, but the departure of Smith and senior star Keenan Evans allowed Culver to get five more throws per game and draw the best party. He was not as accurate in shooting as in increasing his responsibilities, but he contributes more – in more areas – than most Division I players.

Ethan Happ, C, Wisconsin, Sr.

Key statistics: 17.8 points per game, 10.4 rpg, 4.7 points per game, 53.w PC FG
Definition Game: 26 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists in Michigan's 64-54 win

Overview: Enough with the free shot, OK? Yes, it's a problem. The fact is that other big players have weaknesses that are not so easily quantifiable – and Happ may have no other weaknesses. He is an excellent defender. It's a voracious rebounder. He is a ball enthusiast and a smuggler whose skills in these areas are so impressive that it is not necessary to add the qualifier "for center". He also improved his formidable junior season in rebounds and assists. We will not fail to see Ethan Happ fight with his form at the line, but he will miss us when he will be gone to professional basketball.

Markus Howard, PG, Marquette, Jr.

Key statistics: 25.0 parts, 4.0 parts, 43.1 FG points, 41.6 points 3 points, 90.2 points PC
Definition Game: 53 points, 15 shots on 26, 10 of 14 3-point shots, 13 of 15 shots on free throws and 6 assists in a 106-104 overtime win over Creighton

Overview: Howard plays his role unlike most college basketball players. He puts the "point" in playmaker. Howard's first option is his own choice: not because he is selfish, not because he does not have very good team-mates, but because he excels at creating their own opportunities and is an elite who turns these opportunities into baskets and free throws. He produced nine games with 30 points or more, including 45 in a win over Kansas State, the country's No. 6 home defense team, when he shot 11 times 17 of the field and 19 of the 21 of fault. He is 25th in Division I in free throws and the ninth in percentage of free throws.

Dedric Lawson, PF, Kansas, Jr.

Key statistics: 19.1 points per game, 10.6 rpg, 49.1 points by FG
Definition Game: 29 points, 15 rebounds and 13 out of 17 shots in 80-76 wins at Iowa State

Overview: Lawson might have had an even more spectacular season if he had not been forced to play almost all the year outside of his position because of the injury that had injured Udoka Azubuike's center. during the year. Lawson had to play in his place, invariably defending the biggest players and absorbing the physical punishment that went hand in hand. But even with this annoyance, so to speak, he continued to excel and keep Kansas in the running for yet another Big 12 championship. The Jayhawks did not understand but the player who closed the regular season with 19 Consecutive double-digit goals are not to blame.

Ja Morant, PG, Murray State, So.

Key statistics: 24.5 points per game, 10.0 points per game, 5.5 games per game, 50.3 percent per point
Definition Game: 29 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds in a 76-74 win over Jacksonville State in the Ohio Valley tournament semifinal

Overview: Morant produced a higher number than in the Jacksonville match, and he was unhappy with the five free throws he had missed against the Gamecocks. But he had to be great to keep the Racers alive in their championship. He was, even up to the winning free throws that he created with a command and converted under pressure with 8 seconds to play. Morant will set a record for the highest aid average ever obtained by a Division I player. If you're wondering what he can do against a high-level player, check his score line in a match without conference against Alabama: 38 points, nine rebounds, 16 shots on 29 in a defeat of Murray at six points.

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Third team

Brandon Clarke, C, Gonzaga, Jr.

Key statistics: 16.6 points per game, 8.5 RPG, 3.2 points per game, 68.8 percent FG
Definition Game: 27 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks in 103-92 victory at Creighton

Overview: Why is a player who has had the incredible season of Clarke not ranked higher on this list? This is partly because he was not well known as the season approached, having left the state of San Jose with little expectation. This is partly because its dominance of the West Coast Conference is part of Gonzaga's overwhelming embarrassment at the West Coast Conference – which, frankly, did not force many observers to log in for watch the Zags win by 30. Again. But Clarke may well be Kenyon Martin's closest player, we've seen it since the original; Like K-Mart, Clarke enjoys an incredibly fast and high second jump, which feeds her ball-blocking prowess (eight games with five or more blocks) and her gift of transforming offensive rebounds. in points of the second chance.

Carsen Edwards, SG, Purdue, Jr.

Key statistics: 23.4 points per game, 3.0 strokes, 1.5 points per inch, 84.2 feet per minute
Definition Game: 36 points, 4 rebounds, 6-on-14 shot in 3 points in 84-80 overtime win over Wisconsin

Overview: In a team with few elite offensive weapons – the only other reliable element being Ryan Cline – Edwards' 3-point shot carries a heavy burden to generate the attack and makes regular deliveries. His percentages are not exceptional as he is forced to force action for the Boilers to succeed, but he produced 23 games of at least 20 points and five at least 30. Edwards is also a talented ferryman and is second in the team in terms of assistance. . When he pays attention to this part of his game, Purdue is at his best.

Kyle Guy, SG, Virginia, Jr.

Key statistics: 15.3 points per game, 4.5 points per point, 46.3 points FG, 45.1 points 3 points
Definition Game: 25 points, 7 rebounds and 8 shots on 10 with three points in a 79-53 win at Syracuse

Overview: You can start a fair debate by entering a bar in Charlottesville, Virginia, and wondering who is the best player on this great team of Cavaliers. You will probably get three different answers and two of them are part of this team. Guy is perhaps the best catch-and-shoot player in college basketball. Because of this, many think that he is a pony in a round. In fact, he can launch himself, usually in one or two dribbles, and is an important part of the best defense of college basketball. But yes, he hit at least three times three times in a game, and he had the ability to do it in big games: five wins on the road in Maryland and North Carolina.

De'Are Hunter, SF, Virginia, So.

Key statistics: 15.2 points per game, 5.2 points per point, 53.3 points FG, 47.3 points 3 points
Definition Game: 26 points on 9 shots out of 11 in a win of 64-52 in Louisville.

Overview: Hunter was almost perfect on the pitch when visiting Yum! Centered and ensured, as usual, that the players he defensively defended were not there. Whether it's Dwayne Sutton (2 of 8) or Jordan Nwora (5 of 16), the day was not a pleasant one with Hunter. Hunter is another reasonable answer to the question of the superiority of UVA and he is the default answer for some because he is the most obvious prospect of the team for the NBA. (He also missed the loss to UMBC at last year's NCAA tournament due to injury, so some people dispense with the disdain for those who participated in this historic defeat).

PJ Washington, PF, Kentucky, So.

Key statistics: 14.9 points per game, 7.5 games per game, 52.1 points FG, 42.3 points 3 points
Definition Game: 20 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks in 71-63 win over Kansas

Overview: Can there be any doubt as to whether, if Washington had played all season as it has done in the last six weeks, someone from the first team should have retired? In the past 15 games, he has averaged 18.2 points, exceeding the mark by 20 points eight times. He is one of the most versatile scorers in the college game, able to score in the post from one shoulder to the other, as well as cross the 3-point line and shoot hard. He also improved on the sniper, which allows his coaches to trust him with the most important touches at the end of the game.

Honorable Mentions: Caleb Martin, Nevada; Mike Daum, State of South Dakota; Chris Clemons, Campbell; Bruno Fernando, Maryland; Matisse Thybulle, Washington