The All-American teams keep adding up for Utah center Jakob Poeltl. To go along with the various ones he's been named to thus far, he has been named to the AP and the NABC 2nd team within the last couple of days. Poeltl is coming off of a great season, where he was also named the Pac-12 Player of the Year. He didn't end the season very well, with only a 5 point output against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament. So if you were wondering if his poor tournament appearance affected his placement on the AP team, it didn't, as voting was conducted before the NCAA Tournament.
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Here's the press release from the NABC All-America announcement:
KANSAS CITY - Utah sophomore forward Jakob Poeltladded to his postseason hardware as he was named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America Second Team selection, the NABC announced on Monday.
Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, Poeltl represents one of 15 student-athletes as the finest basketball players across America.
In addition to Monday’s NABC selection, Poeltl has garnered First Team All-America honors by USA TODAY, Sporting News, College Sports Madness and ESPN, while also earning Second Team selections from Scout.com and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).
Poeltl, who was named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year, rounded out his sophomore campaign with the Utes scoring 17.2 points and pulling down 9.1 rebounds per game. He tallied 16 double-doubles on the season and his .646 field goal percentage ranked among the top-10 players in the nation.
NABC First Team honors went to Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, North Carolina’s Brice Johnson, LSU’s Ben Simmons and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine, while Providence’s Kris Dunn, Kansas’ Perry Ellis, Iowa State’s Georges Niang and Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis joined Poeltl on the Second Team.