Jones named AP All-American honorable mention

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Friday, March 20, 2020
Arkansas guard Mason Jones (15) reacts as he leaves the court after beating Indiana 71-64 in an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. A (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Arkansas guard Mason Jones (15) reacts as he leaves the court after beating Indiana 71-64 in an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. A (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas guard Mason Jones has picked up another accolade from The Associated Press.

Jones, voted AP co-SEC player of the year on March 10, was named an AP All-American honorable mention on Friday. He averaged 22 points per game on 45.3 percent shooting and led the Razorbacks in rebounding (169), assists (106) and steals (50) this season.

He was the lone player in the SEC to lead his team in each of those categories.

"He had the ball in his hands a ton, so he was playmaker and a point-forward for us," Arkansas coach Eric Musselman said Thursday. "He rebounded the ball at a career-high level, his assists … if you look all the way across the board, he had a career year.

"And he’s going to keep getting better. I don’t think that that stops."

Jones is the eighth Arkansas player to earn an honorable mention nod by the AP and second in as many seasons.

Arkansas' AP All-American honorable mentions

Fred Grim — 1958

Sidney Moncrief — 1977

Marvin Delph — 1977

Scotty Thurman — 1994, 1995

Joe Johnson — 2001

Ronnie Brewer — 2006

Daniel Gafford — 2019

Mason Jones — 2020

2019-20 AP All-America Teams

First team

Obi Toppin, Dayton

Luka Garza, Iowa

Markus Howard, Marquette

Myles Powell, Seton Hall

Payton Pritchard, Oregon

Second team

Devon Dotson, Kansas

Udoka Azubuike, Kansas

Malachi Flynn, San Diego State

Cassius Winston, Michigan State

Vernon Carey Jr., Duke

Third team

Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga

Jordan Nwora, Louisville

Jared Butler, Baylor

Tre Jones, Duke

Jalen Smith, Maryland

Honorable mention (at least 10 points)

Daniel Oturu, Minnesota (28); Immanuel Quickley, Kentucky (17); Marcus Zegarowski, Creighton (15); Saddiq Bey, Villanova (13); Mason Jones, Arkansas (11)

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