UVA junior Malcolm Brogdon named USBWA All-American
UVA junior guard Malcolm Brogdon (Atlanta, Ga.) was named a second-team All-American Monday(March 16) by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. It is the first All-America honor of Brogdon’s career and the first USBWA honor for a Cavalier in 32 years.
Brogdon, who was a first-team All-ACC selection by both the media and coaches, leads the Cavaliers in scoring at 13.9 points per game and free throw percentage at 87.1 percent. He scored in double figures in 26 games, including four 20-point games, highlighted by a career-high 25 points against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament semifinals on March 13. Brogdon was also named the ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches.
Brogdon becomes the fourth Cavalier to be named a USBWA All-American. He joins Barry Parkhill (first team in 1971), Jeff Lamp (first team in 1981) and Ralph Sampson (first team in 1981, 1982 and 1983) as Virginia players honored by the organization.
The 2014-15 USBWA All-America first team consisted of Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky), Jerian Grant (Notre Dame), Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin), Jahlil Okafor (Duke) and D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State). Brogdon was joined on the second team by Bobby Portis (Arkansas), Seth Tuttle (Northern Iowa), Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga) and Delon Wright (Utah).
The Cavaliers (29-3) are the No. 2 seed in the East Region in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Virginia opens the tournament against No. 15 seed Belmont on Friday in Charlotte. Game time is approximately 3:10 p.m. and the game will be televised on truTV.
2014-15 USBWA Men’s All-Americans
First Team Second Team
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame Bobby Portis, Arkansas
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Seth Tuttle, Northern Iowa
Jahlil Okafor, Duke Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State Delon Wright, Utah
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