Consensus All-Americans: Garza, Toppin and more show us how unexpected became the norm

If you wish to get a concept what all of us lost with the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Competition, you can see the replays of previous competitions on CBS Sports or the CBS Sports Network.

Or you can invest simply a couple of minutes of your time and have a look at this list:

  • Luka Garza, Iowa
  • Markus Howard, Marquette
  • Myles Powell, Seton Hall
  • Payton Pritchard, Oregon
  • Obi Toppin, Dayton

These are the 5 members of this year’s consensus All-America men’s basketballteam That became total when the National Association of Basketball Coaches signed up with Sporting News, the Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association– the 4 companies utilized to identify into the NCAA’s official consensus team– in launching its list of honored players.

MORE: SN’s 2019-20 college basketball All-Americans

We had actually informed you all season this was a remarkable year in college basketball, offered the variety of teams to rise to the top of the surveys (a record- 7) and the variety of upsets that regularly were happening.

The list of first-team All-Americans may be even more remarkable proof of how unusual this past season was.

Here’s why: Garza is Iowa’s first consensus first- teamer given that Charles Beloved in1952 Powell is Seton Hall’s first given that Walter Dukes in1953 Pritchard is Oregon’s first given that John Penis in1940 Toppin is Dayton’s first … ever. Just Howard had a current predecessor from his school: Dwyane Wade, in 2003.

Garza has actually been called Gamer of the Year by a variety of media companies, consisting of Sporting News, ESPN and Arena. Toppin was selected Gamer of the Year by the AP. Neither school ever produced a national gamer of the year, either.

Nearly absolutely nothing about this season was anticipated, so of course the list of All-Americans is unusual.

Gamer of the Year|Coach of the Year

Kansas, the No. 1 team in the final AP survey in addition to the computer rankings at, positioned 2 players on the consensus second team: center Udoka Azubuike and point player Devon Dotson. Azuibuike directly missed out on being a consensus first teamer; he was called to the first team by the USBWA and NABC.

It’s possible having 2 such players would have enabled Kansas to cut through the 2020 edition of March Insanity and declared 6 simple success for the school’s 4th NCAA championship.

The Jayhawks would not have actually been simple for anybody to beat– however the method this season had actually developed, the unexpected appeared nearly inescapable.

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