- Kansas guard Frank Mason III and UCLA guard Lonzo Ball lead SI's 2017 All-America teams. Upperclassmen are heavily represented, but three sophomores also earned spots.
One of the biggest storylines entering 2016–17 was the strength of the incoming freshman class. A handful of newbies shone with their respective teams, but only two ultimately earned spots on SI.com’s All-America teams, and both of them represent the West Coast. UCLA’s Lonzo Ball took first-team honors, while Washington’s Markelle Fultz claimed a spot on the second team. Upperclassman standouts filled most of the rest of the teams, but a pair of sophomore big men (Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ), and one sophomore guard (Duke’s Luke Kennard), also made the cut. The teams reflect the depth and quality of talent spread throughout the college game. We were treated to high-level basketball across the country during the regular season, and that should continue as the sport takes center stage later this month.