Arizona Basketball

Nick Johnson Arizona Wildcats’ sixth consensus All-American


Nick Johnson soared above the competition this season (YouTube video capture)

Nick Johnson soared above the competition this season (YouTube video capture)

Fifteen years passed between consensus All-Americans at Arizona as Nick Johnson broke that drought with his three first-team selections last week and second-team status by the Associated Press on Monday.

The last Arizona consensus All-American was guard Jason Terry in 1999. According to the NCAA, Arizona had five previous consensus All-Americans, including Terry. The others are Sean Elliott (1987-88 and 1988-89), Damon Stoudamire (1994-95), Mike Bibby (1997-98) and Miles Simon (1997-98).

Johnson was deemed a first-team choice by The Sporting News, United States Basketball Writers Association and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Only Creighton’s Doug McDermott and Duke’s Jabari Parker were named first-team All-Americans by all four agencies that are recognized by the NCAA.

Johnson was also selected to the John R. Wooden All-American First Team on Monday.


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First Team

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Second Team

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Key: AP – Associated Press; USBWA – United States Basketball Writers Association; NABC – National Association of Basketball Coaches; TSN – The Sporting News. Points: First Team = 3/Second Team = 2/Third Team 1.
[table “” not found /] publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.


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