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2020-21 NAIA Men’s Basketball All-America Teams Announced

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2020-21 NAIA Men’s Basketball All-America Teams Announced
Mar 25, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After crowning the 83rd NAIA Men’s Basketball National Champion on Tuesday, the NAIA announced its selections of the 2020-21 NAIA Men’s Basketball All-America Teams. Kyle Mangas of Indiana Wesleyan leads the group as he was named the NAIA National Player of the Year. It is Mangas’ second consecutive season earning the honor after being named the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Year a season ago. Delano Thomas of Shawnee State (Ohio) was named the NAIA Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year after guiding his team to its first red banner just two days prior.

Three teams of 10 players each comprised the three teams, along with the 42 player honorable mention list. Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), LSU Shreveport (La.), Shawnee State and Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) led the group with two selections each. LSU Alexandria (La.) and Central Baptist (Ark.) led the way with two honorable mention selections.

Mangas, in addition to earning his second national player of the year honor, has now been named an NAIA First Team All-America selection for the fourth consecutive time. Mangas finished his season as the leader in the NAIA in points per game with 29.52 and total scoring with 974 points in 2020-21.

As a whole, 12 players moved from being named an honorable mention a season ago to one of the three NAIA All-America teams in 2021. Kadavion Evans of LSU Shreveport and EJ Onu of Shawnee State both made the biggest jumps in that category into the first team selections in 2021. Damek Mitchell of Lewis-Clark State and Kevion Blaylock of William Penn (Iowa) jumped from third team selections in 2020 into the first team this season.

Coach Delano Thomas was named the NAIA Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year following the final horn on Tuesday night. Thomas led the Shawnee State Bears to the first red banner in team history in just his fourth season at the helm. The Bears were ranked No. 6 in the final NAIA Men’s Basketball National Top 25 and Thomas led his squad to a 31-2 mark and a national title.

Prior to the national championship, Austin Johnson of Lewis-Clark State was named the NABC-NAIA Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year. Coach Johnson completed a big season with the Warriors and led them all the way to the title game in 2021. This is Johnson’s second consecutive NABC-NAIA Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year honor.

 

FIRST TEAM
Name School Position Class Hometown
TreVion Crews ^ Bethel (Ind.) G Sr. Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jaylon Scott Bethel (Kan.) G Jr. Allen, Texas
Kyle Mangas^ Indiana Wesleyan G Sr. Warsaw, Ind.
Mason Walters Jamestown (N.D.) F So. Jamestown, N.D.
Damek Mitchell % Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) G Sr. Bellingham, Wash.
Kadavion Evans * LSU Shreveport (La.) G Sr. Shreveport, La.
Zaccheus Darko-Kelly ^ Providence (Mont.) G Sr. Great Falls, Mont.
Joshua Kashila SAGU (Texas) G Sr. Euless, Texas
EJ Onu * Shawnee State (Ohio) F Sr. Cleveland, Ohio
Markelle Turner Union (Ky.) G So. Barbourville, Ky.
Kevion Blaylock % William Penn (Iowa) F Sr. Houston, Texas
Rayshawn Mart * Xavier (La.) G Sr. Houma, La.

SECOND TEAM
Name School Position Class Hometown
De’Ron Kyle * Arizona Christian G Sr. Phoenix, Ariz.
Jaiden Bristol * Benedictine (Kan.) G Sr. St. Joseph, Mo.
Jovan Sljivancanin * Carroll (Mont.) F Jr. Belgrade, Serbia
Tony Burks Columbia (Mo.) G Jr. St. Louis, Mo.
Tevin Olison & Cumberlands (Ky.) G Sr. Memphis, Tenn.
C.J. Williamson % Faulkner (Ala.) G Jr. Guntersville, Ala.
Zach Wrightsil * Loyola (La.) G Jr. Prosper, Texas
Cameron Wolter % Marian (Ind.) C Sr. Fishers, Ind.
Trey Brown Morningside (Iowa) C Sr. Gretna, Neb.
Alex Gross * Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) C Jr. Hope, Ind.
Cameron Hines Science & Arts (Okla.) G Sr. Fort Cobb, Okla.
James Jones Shawnee State (Ohio) G Sr. Chicago, Ill.

THIRD TEAM
Name School Position Class Hometown
CoreVon Lott Keiser (Fla.) G Jr. Gary, Ind.
Trystan Bradley * Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) F Sr. Lewiston, Idaho
Leondre Washington LSU Shreveport (La.) G Sr. Newark, N.J.
Terrance Jones * Mid-America Christian (Okla.) G Sr. Dallas, Texas
Dennis McKinney * Mount Mercy (Iowa) F Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Alex Van Kalsbeek Northwestern (Iowa) C Fr. Orange City, Iowa
Brooks Haddock * Oklahoma Wesleyan G Jr. Muskogee, Okla.
Jaquan Daniels Ottawa (Kan.) G Sr. Columbus, Ga.
Joel Polius SAGU (Texas) F Sr. Castries, St Lucia
Antwaan Cushingberry * Saint Franics (Ind.) PG Jr. Indianapolis, Ind.
John Kerr St. Ambrose (Iowa) C Sr. Lake Villa, Ill.
Trey Petty Stillman (Ala.) G Sr. Huntsville, Ala.

^ 2020 1st Team AA & 2020 2nd Team AA % 2020 3rd Team AA * 2020 Honorable Mention

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Name School Position Class Hometown
Angelo Johnson Arizona Christian G Jr. Melbourne, Fla.
Maurice Walton Benedictine-Mesa (Ariz.) F Sr. San Fernando Valley, Cailf.
Shamrock Campbell Carroll (Mont.) PG Jr. Spokane, Wash.
Kelvin Robinson Central Baptist (Ark.) G Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
Tederick Wolfe Central Baptist (Ark.) F Sr. DeWitt, Ark.
Malik Amos Dillard (La.) G Sr. Missouri City, Texas
Jordan Hamlette Faulkner (Ala.) PG So. Lynchburg, Va.
Kortland Martin Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) G Sr. Humboldt, Tenn.
Davonte Pack Friends (Kan.) G Jr. Sumter, S.C.
Kyran Jones Georgetown (Ky.) F So. Bowling Green, Ky.
Jordan Gaines Holy Cross (Ind.) G Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio
Seth Maxwell Indiana Wesleyan C Jr. Clark Summit, Pa.
Densier Carnes John Brown (Ark.) F Sr. Atlanta, Ga.
Myles Burns Loyola (La.) G Jr. Houston, Texas
Rodney Munson LSU Alexandria (La.) G Fr. New Orleans, La.
Jakemin Abney LSU Alexandria (La.) G Fr. Simsboro, La.
Henry Speight Madonna (Mich.) F Sr. Saginaw, Mich.
Latrelle Franklin Mayville State (N.D.) PG Sr. Temecula, Calif.
RJ Kelly Mobile (Ala.) F Sr. Powder Springs, Ga.
Sindou Diallo Montana Tech G Sr. Tacoma, Wash.
Jalen Hodges Montana Western F Sr. Duluth, Ga.
Zach Imig Morningside (Iowa) PG Sr. Gretna, Neb.
Jevon Knox Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) G Sr. Marysville, Ohio
Kaleb Stokes Oklahoma Wesleyan G So. Tulsa, Okla.
John Contant Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) G Sr. Hickory Hills, Ill.
Rodrigue Marthone Park (Mo.) G Sr. Harlem, N.Y.
Marcus Stephens Providence (Mont.) G Jr. Tacoma, Wash.
Shiloah Blevins Rio Grande (Ohio) F So. South Webster, Ohio
Virgil Walker Jr Rochester (Mich.) F Sr. Midland, Mich.
Devin Merriweather Stillman (Ala.) G Jr. Greene County, Ala.
Darryl Baker Talladega (Ala.) G Sr. Jeffersonville, Ind.
Kobe Powell Texas A&M Texarkana G Jr. Memphis, Tenn.
Vydal Bradford Texas Wesleyan G Sr. Fairfield, Calif.
Reid Jolly Thomas More (Ky.) F So. Alexandria, Ky.
Kevin Schramm Valley City State (N.D.) F Sr. Roseville, Minn.
Isaac Davis Vanguard (Calif.) G Jr. Valencia, Calif.
Jack Monis Viterbo (Wis.) F So. Oconomowoc, Wis.
Hector Rosario Voorhees (S.C.) G So. Duluth, Ga.
Rod Boggan Warner (Fla.) G So. Lakeland, Fla.
Devin Avent Wayland Baptist (Texas) G Fr. Fort Worth, Texas
Karmari Newman William Penn (Iowa) G Sr. Detroit, Mich.
Makye Richard Xavier (La.) G Sr. Morgan City, La.