PROVO -- BYU senior forward Mekeli Wesley has been named honorable mention All-America by The Associated Press.
Wesley averaged 17.0 points and 5.5 rebounds while leading the Cougars to a share of the Mountain West Conference championship, the MWC Tournament title and an NCAA Tournament berth. He was named MWC Player of the Year and MWC Tournament MVP.
Wesley becomes the first BYU player to earn All-America honors since Michael Smith was selected to the Basketball Weekly Third Team in 1988-89. Smith also garnered BYU's previous All-America award from The Associated Press, receiving AP Third Team honors in 1987-88.
2000-1 AP MEN'S ALL-AMERICA BASKETBALL TEAM
(The Associated Press on Wednesday, March 14)
Shane Battier, Duke, 6-8, 220, senior, 19.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.1 steals
Jason Williams, Duke, 6-2, 196, sophomore, 20.8, ppg, 6.2 apg, 1.9 steals
Joseph Forte, North Carolina, 6-4, 185, sophomore, 21.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.6 apg, 2.0 steals
Troy Murphy, Notre Dame, 6-10, 237, junior, 22.0 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 36.1 minutes
Casey Jacobsen, Stanford, 6-6, 210, sophomore, 18.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .504 fg pct., .466 3-pt pct., .804 ft pct.
Jamaal Tinsley, Iowa State, 6-3, 195, senior, 14.5 ppg, 6.0 apg, 2.5 steals
Troy Bell, Boston College, 6-1, 171, sophomore, 20.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.2 apg, 2.7 steals, .858 ft pct.
Jason Richardson, Michigan State, 6-6, 220, sophomore, 15.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg, .529 fg pct.
Michael Bradley, Villanova, 6-10, 245, junior, 21.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg, .693 fg pct, 1.9 blocks
Tayshaun Prince, Kentucky, 6-9, 215, junior, 16.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg, .832 ft pct.
Frank Williams, Illinois, 6-3, 205, sophomore, 14.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.3 apg, 2.0 steals
Michael Wright, Arizona, 6-7, 238, junior, 16.4 ppg, 8.2 rpg, .591 fg pct.
Charlie Bell, Michigan State, 6-3, 200, senior, 13.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 5.4 apg
Udonis Haslem, Florida, 6-7, 260, junior, 16.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg, .598 fg pct.
Kirk Haston, Indiana, 6-10, 230, junior, 18.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg
Gilbert Arenas, Arizona
Craig Austin, Columbia
Cory Bradford, Illinois
Tarise Bryson, Illinois State
Torrey Butler, Coastal Carolina
Casey Calvary, Gonzaga
Jarron Collins, Stanford
Jason Collins, Stanford
Juan Dixon, Maryland
Teddy Dupay, Florida
Melvin Ely, Fresno State
George Evans, George Mason
Reggie Evans, Iowa
Jason Gardner, Arizona
Kenny Gregory, Kansas
Jerry Green, UC Irvine
Eddie Griffin, Seton Hall
Trenton Hassell, Austin Peay
Brendan Haywood, North Carolina
Brian Heinle, Cal State-Northridge
Dewayne Jefferson, Mississippi Valley State
Joe Johnson, Arkansas
Ken Johnson, Ohio State
Rahsaan Johnson, Monmouth
Jason Kapono, UCLA
Sean Lampley, California
Steve Logan, Cincinnati
Shernard Long, Georgia State
Jody Lumpkin, College of Charleston
Demond Mallet, McNeese State
Chris Marcus, Western Kentucky
Ronnie McCollum, Centenary
Jeff Monaco, Southern Utah
Terence Morris, Maryland
Brett Nelson, Florida
Rashad Phillips, Detroit
Norman Richardson, Hofstra
Kareem Rush, Missouri
Preston Shumpert, Syracuse
Demond Stewart, Niagara
Tim Szatko, Holy Cross
David Webber, Central Michigan
Mekeli Wesley, Brigham Young
David West, Xavier
Rodney White, Charlotte
Tarvis Williams, Hampton
Loren Woods, Arizona