Buddy Hield, Denzel Valentine headline AP All-American teams

(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

The AP released their all-american teams on Tuesday, and, not surprisingly, both Buddy Hield and Denzel Valentine were named unanimous first-teamers.

The only difference between the AP’s first team and the NBCSports.com first-team all-american team was that we had Jakob Poeltl and the AP went with Brice Johnson. No real issues there.

In total, we had 14 of the same 15 players on the three teams. The one difference? The AP went with Kris Dunn as a second-teamer. We didn’t have Kris Dunn on any team, we had Josh Hart instead, and he was a third-teamer.

Here are the AP’s all-american teams:


Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma*
Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Tyler Ulis, Kentucky
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State*


Kris Dunn, Providence
Perry Ellis, Kansas
Georges Niang, Iowa State
Jakob Poeltl, Utah
Ben Simmons, LSU


Grayson Allen, Duke
Kay Felder, Oakland
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Jamal Murray, Kentucky
Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa