Maryland’s Jalen Smith named to AP All-American third team

March 20, 2020 | WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (March 20, 2020) – Maryland sophomore forward Jalen Smith has been named a Third Team All-American by The Associated Press, announced Friday.

Smith is the first Terrapin named to the AP first, second or third teams since Greivis Vasquez earned AP Second Team in 2010. Melo Trimble twice earned AP Honorable Mention (2016, 2017). See full list of Maryland AP all-americans below.

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

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).

AP All-Americans – Maryland History

Jalen Smith – Third Team (2020)
Melo Trimble – Honorable Mention (2016, 2017)
Greivis Vasquez – Second Team (2010)
Juan Dixon – First Team (2002)
Steve Francis – Second Team (1999)
Keith Booth – Third Team (1997)
Joe Smith – First Team (1995)
Walt Williams – Second Team (1992)
Len Bias – First Team (1986), Second Team (1985)
Albert King – First Team (1980)
John Lucas – First Team (1976), Second Team (1974, 1975)
Len Elmore – Second Team (1974)
Tom McMillen – Third Team (1972, 1973, 1974)