NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball All-America Teams Announced

Men's Basketball - Chris Coffey, Georgetown College

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2020 Division I Men’s Basketball All-America teams on Thursday. Chris Coffey of Georgetown (Ky.) was named National Player of the Year and John Moore of Westmont (Calif.) was named the NAIA Coach of the Year.

Three teams of 10 players each comprised the three teams, along with the 55 player honorable mention list. Faulkner (Ala.), Georgetown (Ky.), LSU Shreveport (La.), The Master’s (Calif.) and William Penn (Iowa) led the three teams with two players making the cut. Loyola (La.) led the honorable mention list with three selections.

Chris Coffey, the talented forward from Georgetown (Ky.) took home player of the year honors after an inspired season for the Tigers. Coffey finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation in defensive rebounds per game (9.3), total rebounds per game (12.7) and total rebounds (407). Additionally he was ranked No. 2 in the country in field goal percentage (63.9%).

Coffey and Nykolas Mason of SAGU (Texas) both jumped from being an honorable mention a season ago to the first team in 2020. Dane Warp of Carroll (Mont.), Milan Skundric of Faulkner (Ala.), Tim Soares of The Master’s (Calif.) and William Lloyd of Xavier (La.) also advanced from honorable mention status a season ago to the second team. JJ Culver of Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Eljay Cowherd of Georgetown (Ky.) were the lone players to be named to any of the three teams last year. 

Coach John Moore was named the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year after a stellar season with his Westmont (Calif.) squad. The Warriors finished their season 26-5 and were ranked No. 7 in the final NAIA Coaches’ Top 25. Moore led his team to a Golden State Athletic Conference regular season title in his 27th season as the head coach at the institution.

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) head coach Austin Johnson was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Coach of the Year additionally.

FIRST TEAM          
Name School Hometown Position Class Height
Randy Bell Dalton State (Ga.) Sicklerville, N.J. Guard SR 6-4
Chris Coffey * Georgetown (Ky.) Louisville, Ky. Forward SR 6-7
Deshawn Munson Harris-Stowe (Mo.) East St. Louis, Ill. Guard JR 6-4
Traquan Knight LSU Shreveport (La.) Pensacola, Fla. Guard SR 6-3
Ashford Golden Mid-America Christian (Okla.) Oklahoma City, Okla. Forward SR 6-6
Zaccheus Darko-Kelly Providence (Mont.) Great Falls, Mont. Guard JR 6-6
Nykolas Mason * SAGU (Texas) Frisco, Texas Guard SO 6-6
Morris Dunnigan Talladega (Ala.) Joliet, Ill. Guard SR 6-3
Abram Carrasco Westmont (Calif.) Tucson, Ariz. Guard JR 5-11
Dexter Hood William Penn (Iowa) Tuscaloosa, Ala. Forward SR 6-4
           
SECOND TEAM          
Name School Hometown Position Class Height
Dane Warp * Carroll (Mont.) Havre, Mont. Guard SR 6-5
Darius Lasley Clarke (Iowa) Tama, Iowa Guard SR 6-2
Tevin Olison Cumberlands (Ky.) Memphis, Tenn. Guard JR 6-4
Malik Amos Dillard (La.) Missouri City, Texas Guard JR 6-2
Milan Skundric * Faulkner (Ala.) Negotin, Serbia Forward SR 6-6
Chris Vickers LSU Alexandria (La.) Slidell, La. Forward SR 6-6
Cory Reeves Park (Mo.) Rochester, N.Y. Forward JR 6-6
Tim Soares * The Master's (Calif.) Deming, Wash. Center SR 6-11
JJ Culver ^ Wayland Baptist (Texas) Lubbock, Texas Guard SR 6-5
William Loyd * Xavier (La.) Baton Rouge, La. Forward SR 6-5
           
THIRD TEAM          
Name School Hometown Position Class Height
C.J. Williamson Faulkner (Ala.) Guntersville, Ala. Forward SO 6-3
Bryan Battle Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) Phoenix, Ariz. Guard SR 6-5
Eljay Cowherd % Georgetown (Ky.) Bardstown, Ky. Guard SR 6-0
Luke Harper John Brown (Ark.) Plano, Texas Guard SO 6-3
Damek Mitchell * Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Bellingham, Wash. Guard JR 5-9
Reece Brooks Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Brampton, Ontario Guard SR 5-10
Gilbert Thomas LSU Shreveport (La.) Houston, Texas Forward SR 6-7
John Paine Menlo (Calif.) Portland, Ore. Forward SR 6-6
Brock Gardner The Master's (Calif.) Chandler, Ariz. Forward SR 6-7
Kevion Blaylock William Penn (Iowa) Houston, Texas Forward JR 6-6
^ 2019 1st Team AA          
& 2019 2nd Team AA          
% 2019 3rd Team AA          
* 2019 Hon. Mention          
           
HONORABLE MENTION          
Name School        
Shane Carney Arizona Christian        
De'ron Kyle Arizona Christian        
Jaiden Bristol Benedictine (Kan.)        
Cayden Edmonson Bethel (Tenn.)        
Javonte Ellis Bethel (Tenn.)        
Jovan Sljivancanin Carroll (Mont.)        
Darius Williams Central Baptist (Ark.)        
Tyrone Alston Central Baptist (Ark.)        
Keith Johnson Clarke (Iowa)        
Justin Shaw Columbia (Mo.)        
Jalen Duke Cumberland (Tenn.)        
Caleb Taylor Cumberlands (Ky.)        
Kevon Tucker Dalton State (Ga.)        
Dawan Bass Edward Waters (Fla.)        
Cade Coffman Evangel (Mo.)        
Matt Simpson Florida College        
Kortland Martin Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)        
Jacob Conway Georgetown (Ky.)        
Virgil Walker, Jr. Graceland (Iowa)        
Duane Clark, Jr. Harris-Stowe (Mo.)        
Josh Powell-Davis Hope International (Calif.)        
Aloysius James Huston-Tillotson (Texas)        
Densier Carnes John Brown (Ark.)        
Trystan Bradley Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)        
Zach Wrightsil Loyola (La.)        
Myles Burnes Loyola (La.)        
Tim Cameron Loyola (La.)        
Kadavion Evans LSU Shreveport (La.)        
Ross Williams Menlo (Calif.)        
Terrance Jones Mid-America Christian (Okla.)        
Anthony Brown MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)        
Dakota Quinn MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)        
Adam Huse Montana State Northern        
Taylor England Montana Tech        
Sindou Diallo Montana Tech        
Dennis McKinney Mount Mercy (Iowa)        
Henry Tanksley Peru State (Neb.)        
Jaxxen Hashley Providence (Mont.)        
Jordan Jackson Rust (Miss.)        
Dylan Causwell Science & Arts (Okla.)        
Kyree Elder Shawnee State (Ohio)        
EJ Onu Shawnee State (Ohio)        
Joshua Harris Southwest (N.M.)        
Darryl Baker Talladega (Ala.)        
Desmond Kennedy Texas A&M - Texarkana        
Peyton Sallee Texas Weslyan        
Akeem Wright Texas Weslyan        
Ryan Batte Thomas More (Ky.)        
Ledarius Wood Tougaloo (Miss.)        
Stanley Williams Tougaloo (Miss.)        
Justin Bessard Westmont (Calif.)        
Taylan Grogan Wiley (Texas)        
Karmari Newman Willam Penn (Iowa)        
Luis Medearis William Jessup (Calif.)        
Rayshawn Mart Xavier (La.)        
 

Championship Information

NAIA DI Men's Basketball Championship


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