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Jakob Poeltl named second-team AP All-American; Bolomboy, Collinsworth on honorable mention

Utah center Jakob Poeltl was named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon, adding to the list of post-season honors the sophomore has received.

Poeltl, who averaged 17.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game during his sophomore season, was also named second-team All-American by CBS Sports on Tuesday morning. It’s Utah’s second-straight year with an AP All-American. Delon Wright was named a second-team All-American by the AP after the 2015 season.

The 2016 Pac-12 player of the year has also received first-team All-American honors from ESPN, USA Today, Sporting News and College Sports Madness and second-team from the U.S. Basketball Writers of America. He is a finalist for the Naismith Award, as well as the Oscar Robertson Trophy, Wooden Award and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award.

Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine and Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield were each unanimous selections to the AP All-American team. Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis, North Carolina’s Brice Johnson and Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon also landed on the first-team list. Poeltl received the most votes of those on the second team and also received more first-team votes (41) than Johnson (39) and Brogdon (36). Poeltl missed out on first-team honors by four votes.

Joining Poeltl on the second-team list were Ben Simmons (LSU), Perry Ellis (Kansas), Kris Dunn (Providence) and Georges Niang (Iowa State). BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth and Weber State’s Joel Bolomboy received AP honorable mention honors.

Collinsworth, the national leader in triple-doubles, is currently averaging 15.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.5 assists. BYU plays Valparaiso Tuesday night in the NIT. Bolomboy averaged a double-double during his senior season with the Wildcats, averaging 17.1 points and 12.6 rebounds per game.


AP All-American Selections (All statistics as of March 13)

First team:

—Denzel Valentine, Michigan State, 6-5, 220, senior, Lansing, Mich., 19.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 7.6 apg, 44.7 3pt fg pct, 85.3 ft pct (65, 325).

—Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, 6-4, 214, senior, Freeport, Bahamas, 25.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.0 apg, 46.4 3pt fg pct, 89.5 ft pct, 35.0 minutes (65, 325).

—Tyler Ulis, Kentucky, 5-9, 160, sophomore, Chicago, 17.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 7.2 apg, 85.6 ft pct, 1.5 steals, 36.9 minutes (43, 273).

—Brice Johnson, North Carolina, 6-10, 230, senior, Orangeburg, S.C., 16.6 ppg, 10.6 rrpg, 61.4 fg pct, 1.3 blocks (39, 269).

—Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia, 6-5, 215, senior, Atlanta, 18.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.8 apg, 40.9 3pt fg pct, 88.4 ft pct (36, 263).

Second team:

—Jakob Poeltl, Utah, 7-0, 248, sophomore, Vienna, Austria, 17.6 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 64.9 fg pct, 1.6 blocks (41, 259).

—Ben Simmons, LSU, 6-10, 240, freshman, Melbourne, Australia, 19.2 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 56.0 fg pct, 2.0 steals, (13, 200).

—Perry Ellis, Kansas, 6-8, 225, senior, Wichita, Kan., 16.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 52.3 fg pct, 43.3 3pt fg pct (9, 151).

—Kris Dunn, Providence, 6-4, 220, junior, New London, Conn., 16.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 6.4 apg, 2.5 steals (3, 150).

—Georges Niang, Iowa State, 6-8, 230, senior, Methuen, Mass., 19.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, 54.7 fg pct (5, 140).

Third Team:

—Grayson Allen, Duke, 6-5, 205, sophomore, Jacksonville, Fla., 21.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.6 apg, 41.7 3pt fg pct, 83.5 ft pct, 1.4 steals, 36.3 minutes (2, 130).

—Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell, Indiana, 6-0, 180, senior, Indianapolis, 17.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 5.5 apg, 41.7 3pt fg pct (2, 123).

—Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa, 6-9, 221, senior, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 18.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.7 blocks (0, 76).

—Kay Felder, Oakland, 5-9, 176, junior, Detroit, 24.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 9.3 apg, 84.6 ft pct, 2.0 steals, 36.8 minutes (2, 52).

—Jamal Murray, Kentucky, 6-4, 207, freshman, Kitchener, Ontario, 20.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.1 apg, 42.1 3pt fg pct, 35.2 minutes (0, 47).

Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order):

Ryan Anderson, Arizona; Anthony "Cat" Barber, N.C. State; DeAndre' Bembry, Saint Joseph's; Ben Bentil, Providence; Trevon Bluiett, Xavier; Joel Bolomboy, Weber State; Evan Bradds, Belmont; Dillon Brooks, Oregon; Cane Broome, Sacred Heart; John Brown, High Point; Antonio Campbell, Ohio; Kyle Collinsworth, BYU; Stephen Croone, Furman; James Daniel III, Howard; Juan'ya Green, Hofstra; Derrick Griffin, Texas Southern; Alex Hamilton, Louisiana Tech; A.J. Hammons, Purdue; Marvelle Harris, Fresno State; Josh Hart, Villanova; Danuel House, Texas A Brandon Ingram, Duke; Stefan Jankovic, Hawaii; Tim Kempton, Lehigh; Max Landis, IPFW; Shawn Long, Louisiana-Lafayette; Dallas Moore, North Florida; Nic Moore, SMU; Gary Payton II, Oregon State; Alec Peters, Valparaiso; Justin Robinson, Monmouth (N.J.); Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga; Justin Sears, Yale; Pascal Siakam, New Mexico State; Melo Trimble, Maryland; Fred VanVleet, Wichita State; Thomas Walkup, Stephen F. Austin; Jameel Warney, Stony Brook; Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall; Greg Wiltjer, Gonzaga.