MBB: Eight players named BOXTOROW All-Americans
FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. – As the Final Four approaches, BOXTOROW released its 10th annual Division I men’s college basketball All-America teams.
Texas Southern sophomore guard Demontrae Jefferson was named BOXTOROW National Player of the Year. The 5-7 sophomore from Milwaukee, Wis. helped to lead the Tigers to the SWAC tournament championship and an appearance and win in the NCAA Tournament.
He led the SWAC and is eighth in the nation in scoring (23.2), averaged 4.5 assists per game, shot 40 percent from three-point range, shot 82 percent from the free throw line and averaged 1.2 steals per game, all which ranked him in the top 10 in the SWAC.
North Carolina A&T head coach Jay Joyner was named BOXTOROW Coach of the Year. Joyner led the Aggies to one of the greatest turnarounds in Division I history, taking a one Division I win team during the 2016-17 season and leading the Aggies to a 20-15 overall record and 11-5 in the MEAC, good for a second-place finish.
Thirteen schools are represented on the 2018 BOXTOROW Division I men’s college basketball All-America teams. BOXTOROW has administered the All-America team since 2009.
First Team All-Americans
Gary Blackston, Prairie View A&M (G, 6-2, Jr., Baltimore, Md.)
R.J. Cole, Howard (G, 6-1, Fr., Union, N.J.)
Raashean Davis, North Carolina Central (C, 6-9, Jr., Chicago, Ill.)
Demontrae Jefferson, Texas Southern (G, 5-7, Soph., Milwaukee, Wis.)
Tiwian Kendley, Morgan State (G, 6-5, Sr., Harlem, N.Y.)
Jermaine Marrow, Hampton (G, 6-2, Soph., Newport News, Va.)
Martaveous McKnight, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (G, 6-4, Jr., Walls, Miss.)
Ivy Smith, Grambling (G, 6-0, Soph., Tacoma, Wash.)
Brandon Tabb, Bethune-Cookman (G, 6-4, Sr., Hampton)
Second Team All-Americans
Phillip Carr, Morgan State (F, 6-8, Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Donte Clark, Texas Southern (G, 6-4, Gr., Charlotte, N.C.)
Zachary Hamilton, Prairie View A&M (F, 6-4, Sr., Houston, Texas)
Christian Mekowulu, Tennessee State (F, 6-9, Jr., Lagos, Nigeria)
A.J. Mosby, Alcorn State (G, 6-3, Sr., Cartersville, Ga.)
Jared Sam, Southern (C, 6-9, Sr., Baton Rouge, La.)
Charles Williams, Howard (G/F, 6-6, Soph., Richmond, Va.)
Desmond Williams, Florida A&M (F, 6-6, Sr., Atmore, Ala.)
BOXTOROW Player of the Year: Demontrae Jefferson, Texas Southern
BOXTOROW Coaches of the Year: Jay Joyner, North Carolina A&T