The 2016-17 men's college basketball All-American teams were released Tuesday, per the Associated Press official website.
|2016-17 College Basketball All-Americans|
|First Team||Second Team||Third Team|
|Frank Mason III, Kansas||Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga||Josh Jackson, Kansas|
|Josh Hart, Villanova||Luke Kennard, Duke||Markelle Fultz, Washington|
|Caleb Swanigan, Purdue||Malik Monk, Kentucky||Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame|
|Lonzo Ball, UCLA||Dillon Brooks, Oregon||Ethan Happ, Wisconsin|
|Justin Jackson, North Carolina||Johnathan Motley, Baylor||Lauri Markkanen, Arizona|
The AP noted the teams were chosen by the 65 media members who vote on the AP Top 25 on a weekly basis during the regular season. The voters took the regular season and conference tournaments into consideration for the All-American teams, but not the NCAA tournament.
Kansas is the only school with two representatives in first-teamer Frank Mason III and third-teamer Josh Jackson, but that didn't help much against the Oregon Ducks in the Elite Eight. Still, it is hard to blame Mason considering he scored a team-high 21 points and had just one turnover as a ball-dominant guard in that contest.
As for the Final Four teams, North Carolina's Justin Jackson will be the only first-teamer to step on the floor Saturday.
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South Carolina was absent from the All-American teams but saw Sindarius Thornwell earn honorable mention status. Gonzaga also had an honorable mention in Przemek Karnowski to go along with second-teamer Nigel Williams-Goss. Oregon's Dillon Brooks joined Williams-Goss on the second team.
Elsewhere, Washington's Markelle Fultz (third team) and UCLA's Lonzo Ball (first team) stand out as the Nos. 1 and 2 prospects, respectively, on Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman's recent big board of NBA draft hopefuls.
NBA teams are likely looking at the upside of the two guards more than anything else, but their inclusion on the All-American teams at the collegiate level underscores how productive they can each be on the floor.