USA TODAY Sports college basketball 2019-20 All-America team, player and coach of the year

USA TODAY Sports unveils its 2019-20 All-American team, national player of the year and national coach of the year:

First team

National player of the year. F Obi Toppin, Dayton: The 6-9 athletic forward is more than just a dunking highlight reel. Toppin can shoot, pass and defend. He was the face of a 29-2 Flyers team that went undefeated in Atlantic 10 play and only lost in overtime. Toppin averaged 20 points and 7.5 rebounds a game. Dayton was well-positioned for a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed. 

"I think he's the best player in the country," Dayton head coach Anthony Grant said. "There's a lot of really good players in the country. But what he's been able to do, I don't know anybody in the country who's more deserving."

Dayton Flyers forward Obi Toppin (1) dunks against the Massachusetts Minutemen during the first half at University of Dayton Arena.

G Payton Pritchard, Oregon: A high-IQ leader for the Ducks, Pritchard became the Pac-12 player of the year as a senior and much more productive and efficient offensively. He scored 38 points in Oregon's 73-72 overtime win over Arizona in February. 

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G Markus Howard, Marquette: The Golden Eagles weren't even expected to reach the NCAA tournament with the offseason transfers of Sam and Joey Hauser. But the 5-11 Howard had something to say about that, upping his game from an All-American season in 2018-19. This year, Howard averaged 27.8 points and shot 41% from 3-point range.

C Udoka Azubuike, Kansas: While second-team All-American teammate Devon Dotson has gotten a majority of the attention for the Jayhawks' return to the elite, it's the 7-foot big man who's allowed KU to go inside-out and be the best defensive team in the country. His rim protection is strong; he averaged 2.6 blocks per game. Azubuike scored 13.7 points per game on 75% shooting with 10.5 rebounds.

C Luka Garza, Iowa: Garza, the Big Ten player of the year, had a breakout season in guiding the Hawkeyes to 20-11 record. The 6-11 big man averaged 23.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, scoring in a variety of ways and wreaking havoc on the low block. 

Second Team

G Devon Dotson, Kansas

G Cassius Winston, Michigan State

G Malachi Flynn, San Diego State 

F Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga 

G Tre Jones, Duke

Third Team

G Jared Butler, Baylor

G Myles Powell, Seton Hall

G Ty-Shon Alexander, Creighton

F Jordan Nwora, Louisville

F Jalen Smith, Maryland

USA TODAY Sports’ national coach of the year: Brian Dutcher, San Diego State. 

San Diego State head coach Brian Dutcher, center, and players hold up the Mountain West Championship trophy.

Receiving zero votes in the preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll top 25, Dutcher piloted the Aztecs to a 26-0 start before they finally lost their first game to UNLV. They finished out the regular season as MWC regular-season champions and 30-2 — likely good enough for a No. 2 seed in the West Region if the NCAA tournament took place. Dutcher was a longtime protege of former Fab Five coach Steve Fisher, who transformed SDSU into a California powerhouse during his tenure.

“Steve Fisher won game after game, and then he passed it down to Dutch, and Dutch is on the same path,” All-American guard Malachi Flynn told USA TODAY Sports


USA TODAY college basketball reporter Scott Gleeson and Providence (R.I.) Journal columnist Kevin McNamara make up the panel. Gleeson is a former Associated Press Poll voter and McNamara is a current AP Poll voter. Follow Gleeson on Twitter @ScottMGleeson. Follow McNamara on Twitter @KevinMcNamara