Maryland’s Jalen Smith continues to receive All-America honors

March 24, 2020 | WNST Staff


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (March 24, 2020) – Maryland sophomore forward Jalen Smith’s list of All-American accolades continued to grow this week as he was named a Third Team All-American by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Monday and a Third Team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABS) Tuesday.

Smith has now earned Third Team All-America honors from the AP, NABC, USBWA, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News.

Last Friday, Smith was the first Terrapin named to an AP First, Second or Third team since Greivis Vasquez earned AP Second Team in 2010. Melo Trimble twice earned AP Honorable Mention (2016, 2017).

Smith is also a top-5 finalist for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award and a top-10 semifinalist for the Citizen Naismith Player of the Year Award, while having already earned First Team All-Big Ten and All-Defensive Big Ten honors.

The Baltimore native tallied 21 double-doubles on the season (3rd nationally), including 13 in his final 14 games. It was the fourth-most in Maryland single-season history.

Smith ranked second in the Big Ten in rebounds (10.5/g) and blocked shot (2.4/g), in addition to ranking fourth in field-goal percentage (.538).

Smith’s 2020 All-America Accolades
Associated Press (Third Team)
NABC (Third Team)
USBWA (Third Team)
CBS Sports (Third Team)
Sports Illustrated (Third Team)
The Sporting News (Third Team)