SDSU’s Mike Daum Makes All-America Team –

South Dakota State’s Mike Daum was named a Third Team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association on Monday.

Daum has led the Jackrabbit all season with a double-double average of 25.3 points and 11.7 rebounds per game, shooting 51% from the field with 64 3-pointers. He is one of three players nationally averaging over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game (and the only one over 25 and 10). As well, the Kimball, Nebraska native has dished 56 assists on the year and is playing 33.1 minutes per contest.

The three-time Summit League Player of the Year now has 3,042 career points and is just the 10th player in NCAA Division I history to score 3,000 points.

While this is his first USBWA All-American honor, Daum also earned Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention nods the last two seasons.

The USBWA has named an All-America team since its founding season of 1956-57. Traditionally, ten players have been honored, divided into a first and second team beginning in the 1984-85 season. For the first time, the USBWA has formally expanded its All-America selections to 15 players on three teams. For the 1997-98 season, the USBWA did select 15 players on three teams.


2018-19 USBWA All-America Team

First Team

R.J. Barrett, Duke

Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga

Ja Morant, Murray State

Grant Williams, Tennessee

Zion Williamson, Duke


Second Team

Jarrett Culver, Texas Tech

Carsen Edwards, Purdue

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

Markus Howard, Marquette

Cassius Winston, Michigan State


Third Team

Chris Clemons, Campbell

Mike Daum, South Dakota State

De’Andre Hunter, Virginia

Dedric Lawson, Kansas

PJ Washington, Kentucky