Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Jones named AP All-American honorable mention
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
Obi Toppin, Dayton
Luka Garza, Iowa
Markus Howard, Marquette
Myles Powell, Seton Hall
Payton Pritchard, Oregon
Devon Dotson, Kansas
Udoka Azubuike, Kansas
Malachi Flynn, San Diego State
Cassius Winston, Michigan State
Vernon Carey Jr., Duke
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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