Four Kentucky signees among Naismith Trophy All-Americans for boys hoops

Four Kentucky signees among Naismith Trophy All-Americans for boys hoops

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Four Kentucky signees among Naismith Trophy All-Americans for boys hoops

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Jayson Tatum (Photo: Guillermo Hernandez Martinez, News-Leader)

Jayson Tatum (Photo: Guillermo Hernandez Martinez, News-Leader)

Four players headed to Kentucky and two headed to Duke, Michigan State and UCLA were selected to the Naismith Trophy All-America teams released Tuesday for boys basketball.

The Kentucky contingent was led by first-team guard De’Aaron Fox (Cypress Lakes; Katy, Texas) with big man Bam Adebayo (High Point Christian; High Point, N.C.) and shooting guard Malik Monk (Bentonville, Ark.) on the second team and Wenyen Gabriel (Wilbraham & Monson in Massachusets).

Fox was joined on the first team by Duke-bound shooting guard Jayson Tatum (Chaminade Prep; St. Louis), UCLA-bound do everything star Lonzo Ball (Chino Hills, Calif.), Michigan State-bound small forward Miles Bridges (Huntington Prep; Huntington, W.Va.). Josh Jackson from Prolific Prep (Napa. Calif.) was selected to the first team as well. He remains uncommitted and is down to Kansas, Arizona and Michigan State.

The five first-team selections also are finalists for the Naismith Trophy Player of the Year, which will be announced later this week.

Only two underclassmen were selected to the first three teams: DeAndre Ayton from Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix and Michael Porter Jr. from Father Tolton in Columbia, Mo.

FIRST TEAM

Name High School Class
Lonzo Ball Chino Hills (Calif.) Senior
Miles Bridges Huntington Prep (W.Va.) Senior
De’Aaron Fox Cypress Lakes (Katy, Texas) Senior
Josh Jackson Napa Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.) Senior
Jayson Tatum Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.) Senior

SECOND TEAM

Name High School Class
Bam Adebayo High Point Christian (N.C.) Senior
Markelle Fultz DeMatha Catholic (Upper Marlboro, Md.) Senior
Frank Jackson Lone Peak (Alpine, Utah) Senior
TJ Leaf Foothills Christian (El Cajon, Calif.) Senior
Malik Monk Bentonville (Ark.) Senior

THIRD TEAM

Name High School Class
DeAndre Ayton Hillcrest Academy (Phoenix, Ariz.) Junior
Wenyen Gabriel Wilbraham & Monson (Mass.) Senior
Alterique Gilbert Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) Senior
Josh Langford Madison Academy (Ala.) Senior
Michael Porter Father Tolton Catholic (Columbia, Mo.) Junior

HONORABLE MENTION

Name High School Class
Rawle Alkins Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) Senior
Jarrett Allen Stephens Episcopal (Austin, Texas) Senior
Udoka Azubike Potter’s House Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.) Senior
Mohamed Bamba Westown School (West Chester, Pa.) Junior
Marques Bolden DeSoto (Texas) Senior
Tony Bradley Bartow (Fla.) Senior
Wendall Carter Pace Academy (Atlanta, Ga.) Junior
Trevon Duval Advanced Prep International (Dallas, Texas) Junior
Terrance Ferguson Advanced Prep International (Dallas, Texas) Senior
Kyle Guy Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, Ind.) Senior
Mustapha Heron Sacred Heart (West Haven, Conn.) Senior
Dewan Huell Norland (Miami, Fla.) Senior
Jonathan Isaac IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) Senior
V.J. King Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) Senior
Kevin Knox Tampa Catholic (Fla.) Junior

 

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