Kentucky Basketball All-Americans

A total of 53 Wildcats have earned All-America honors.  Of those players, 16 were named concensus first team
All-America 21 times, the most of any Division I program. The following is a chronological listing of all 53 basketball players who have been named to various All-America teams, beginning with forward Basil Hayden in 1921. The NCAA currently utilizes The Sporting News, The Associated Press, the NABC and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Player   Year Selection Board or Panel
Basil Hayden 1921 HF
Burgess Carey 1925 HF
Carey Spicer 1929 HF
    1931 HF
Paul McBrayer 1930 HF
Lewis McGuiness 1930 CH-3rd
Forest Sale 1932• HF, Cv, CH-1st
    1933• HF, Cv, CH-1st
Ellis Johnson 1933 HF
John DeMoisey 1934 HF
William Davis 1934 Cv-3rd
LeRoy Edwards 1935• HF, Cv-2nd
Bernard Opper 1939•• Cv-1st
Lee Huber 1941 HF
Milt Tico 1943 Pic-3rd
Bob Brannum 1944• HF, SN-1st, Cv-2nd, Pic-2nd
Wilber Schu 1945 DD-2nd
Jack Parkinson 1946•• HF, Cv-1st, Tru-3rd
Jack Tingle 1946 Cv-3rd
    1947 Tru-2nd, NABC-2nd
Ralph Beard 1947• HF-1st, Cv-1st, Tru-1st, NABC-1st
    1948• AP-1st, HF-1st, Cv-1st, Tru-1st, NABC-1st
    1949• AP-1st, UPI-1st, Lk-2nd, Col-1st, Cv-2nd, HF-1st, SN-3rd, NABC-1st
Alex Groza 1947• HF-2nd, Cv-2nd, Tru-1st, NABC-1st
    1948•• AP-2nd, HF-2nd, Cv-1st, Tru-2nd, NABC-2nd
    1949• AP-1st, UPI-1st, Lk-1st, Cv-1st, HF-1st, SN-1st
Wah Wah Jones 1947 HF-2nd, Cv-2nd
    1948 Cv-3rd, Tru-3rd
    1949•• AP-2nd, UPI-1st, Cv-1st, SN-2nd
Jim Line 1950 UPI-3rd
Bill Spivey 1950 AP-3rd, UPI-3rd, HF, 3rd
    1951• AP-1st, UPI-1st, Lk-1st, INS, Col-1st, Cv-1st, HF-1st, SN-1st
Frank Ramsey 1951 AP-3rd, UPI-3rd, Cv-3rd, SN-2nd
    1952 AP-2nd, UPI-2nd, Cv-1st, HF-2nd, Ath-1st
    1954•• AP-2nd, UPI-2nd, Lk-1st, INS-2nd, Cv-1st, HF-2nd, Tm-2nd, NABC-2nd
Cliff Hagan 1952• AP-1st, UPI-1st, Col-1st, Cv-2nd, HF-1st, Ath-1st
    1954• AP-1st, UPI-1st, Lk-2nd, INS-1st, NE-1st, Col-1st, Cv-2nd, HF-1st, Tm-2nd, NABC-1st
Robert Watson 1952 Ath-3rd
Bob Burrow 1955 AP-3rd, HF-2nd
    1956•• AP-3rd, UPI-3rd, Lk-1st, NE-2nd, Col-2nd, Cv-2nd, HF-2nd, NABC-1st
Johnny Cox 1957 UPI-3rd, HF-3rd
    1959• AP-1st, UPI-2nd, Lk-1st, NE-2nd, Cv-1st, HF-1st, SN-2nd, NABC-1st
Vernon Hatton 1958 Cv-1st, HF-1st
Billy Ray Lickert 1961 HF-2nd
Cotton Nash 1962•• AP-2nd, UPI-2nd, NABC-3rd, Lk-1st, Cv-2nd, HF-1st, SN-2nd, CA-1st
    1963•• AP-2nd, NABC-2nd, BW-1st, UPI-2nd, Lk-2nd, Cv-2nd, HF
    1964• AP-1st, NABC-1st, BW-1st, UPI-1st, SN-2nd, Cv-1st, HF
Louie Dampier 1966•• AP-1st, NABC-2nd, UPI-2nd, Cv-1st, HF
    1967•• AP-2nd, NABC-3rd, UPI-3rd, Cv-2nd, HF
Thad Jurecz 1966 AP-3rd
Pat Riley 1966 AP-3rd, BW-1st, UPI-3rd, Cv-2nd, HF
Dan Issel 1969•• AP-2nd, NABC-2nd, BW-1st, UPI-3rd, SN-2nd, Cv-1st, HF
    1970• AP-1st, NABC-1st, BW-1st, UPI-1st, SN-1st, Cv-1st, HF
Mike Pratt 1970 Cv-2nd
Kevin Grevey 1974 NABC-5th, HF
    1975•• AP-2nd, NABC-2nd, BW-1st, UPI-2nd, SN-2nd, Cv-2nd, HF
Jack Givens 1976 HF
    1977 NABC-4th, HF
    1978•• AP-2nd, NABC-2nd, BW-2nd, UPI-2nd, Cv-1st, WA-1st, HF
Rick Robey 1977 NABC-4th, Cv-1st
    1978•• AP-3rd, NABC-1st, UPI-2nd, SN-2nd, Cv-1st, WA-1st, HF
Kyle Macy 1978 UPI-3rd
    1979 NABC-3rd, Cv-2nd
    1980• AP-1st, NABC-1st, BW-1st, UPI-1st, SN-1st, Cv-1st, WA-1st, HF
Sam Bowie 1981•• AP-3rd, NABC-2nd, BW-2nd, UPI-3rd, SN-2nd, Cv-1st, BT-2nd, HF
    1984 AP-2nd, SN-2nd
Melvin Turpin 1983 HF
    1984•• AP-3rd, NABC-2nd, BW-2nd, UPI-3rd, BT-3rd
Kenny Walker 1985•• AP-2nd, NABC-2nd, BW-2nd, UPI-2nd, BT-2nd, WA-1st
    1986• AP-1st, NABC-1st, BW-1st, UPI-1st, SN-2nd, BT-1st, WA-1st
Rex Chapman 1988 NABC-3rd, BT-3rd
Jamal Mashburn 1992 BT-2nd
    1993• AP-1st, NABC-1st, BW-1st, UPI 1st, SN-1st, BT-1st, WA-1st
Tony Delk 1996• AP-2nd, NABC-2nd, BW-1st, UPI-1st, SN-2nd, BT-2nd, WA-1st
Ron Mercer 1997• AP-1st, NABC-1st, BW-1st, SN-2nd, BT-2nd, WA-1st
Scott Padgett 1999 WA-1st
Tayshaun Prince 2001•• AP-2nd, NABC-3rd, BW-2nd, BT-2nd, WA-1st
    2002 AP-3rd, NABC-2nd
Keith Bogans 2003 AP-3rd, NABC-2nd, SN-3rd, BT-3rd
Jodie Meeks 2009 AP-2nd, NABC-2nd, BW-2nd, SN-2nd,,, College
DeMarcus Cousins 2010 AP-1st, WA-1st, -1st, FOX-1st, Yahoo!-1st, Rivals-1st, NABC-2nd, TSN-2nd, BT-2nd, BW-2nd
John Wall 2010• AP-1st, WA-1st, -1st, FOX-1st, Yahoo!-1st, Rivals-1st, NABC-1st, TSN-1st, BT-1st, BW-1st
Terrence Jones 2011 Yahoo!-3rd, CHN-4th
Anthony Davis 2012• AP-1st, USBWA-1st; NABC-1st, SN-1st, -1st, WA-1st
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 2012•• AP-3rd, USBWA-2nd, NABC-3rd, SN-2nd, -2nd
Julius  Randle 2014 AP-3rd, NABC-3rd
Willie Cauley-Stein 2015• AP-1st, USBWA-1st, NABC-1st, TSN-1st, NBC-1st, USA-1st, SI-2nd, -1st, WA-1st
Karl-Anthony Towns 2015•• AP-2nd, NABC-2nd, TSN-3rd, USA-1st, -2nd, SI-2nd
Tyler  Ulis 2016• AP-1st, USBWA-2nd, NABC-2nd, TSN-1st, USA-1st, -1st, SI-1st, WA-1st
Jamal Murray 2016 AP-3rd, USA-2nd, -3rd
Malik Monk 2017•• AP-2nd, USBWA-2nd, NABC-2nd, TSN-2nd, USA-2nd, NBC-2nd; ESPN-3rd; CBS-3rd
De’Aaron Fox 2017 CBS-3rd, USA-3rd, ESPN-3rd
PJ  Washington 2019•••  AP-3rd, USBWA-3rd, NABC-3rd, TSN-3rd, SI-3rd, USA-2nd, BT-3rd, LO


John Wall – Named 2010 Adolph Rupp Trophy National Player of the Year; Yahoo! Sports National Player of the Year; National Player of the Year

– Named 2012 AP National Player of the Year; USBWA Oscar Robertson Tropy (National Player of the Year); Spalding Pete Newell Big Man of the Year; NABC Defensive Player of the Year; Sporting News National
Player of the Year; Sporting News National Freshman of the Year; National Player of the Year; National Freshman of the Year; Basketball Times National Player of the Year; Adolph Rupp Trophy
National Player of the Year; John R. Wooden Award National Player of the Year; Naismith College Player of the Year

Key: • Consensus; ••2nd Team Consensus; •••3rd Team Consensus; AP: Associated Press; Ath: Athletic Publications; BT: Basketball Times; CA: Coach and Athlete; CBS: CH: College Humor Magazine; Col: Colliers (Basketball Coaches); CY: Converse Yearbook; DD: Don Dunphy; ESPN:; FOX: FOX Sports; HF: Helms Foundation; INS: International News Service; LM: Look Magazine; LO: Lute Olson; NABC: National Association of Basketball Coaches; NBC: NBC Sports; NEA: Newspaper Enterprises Association; Pic: Pic Magazine; Rivals:; SI: Sports Illustrated; To: Tempo; TSN: The Sporting News; TM: True Magazine; USBWA: U.S. Basketball Writers Association; UPI: United Press International; USA: USA Today; WA: John R. Wooden Award; Yahoo: Yahoo! Sports