McKINNEY BECOMES PROGRAM'S FIRST DIV. I-ERA MEN'S HOOPS ALL-AMERICAN

McKINNEY BECOMES PROGRAM'S FIRST DIV. I-ERA MEN'S HOOPS ALL-AMERICAN

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The list of accolades continue to roll in for Sacramento State senior guard Mikh McKinney, and this one ranks at the top of the bunch. McKinney was named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press today, becoming the first men's basketball player in the Div. I era (1991-pres.), and third in program history (1948-pres.) to receive All-America accolades.

McKinney joins Alex Williams (second team Div. II All-American in 1988) and Lynn Livie (honorable mention Div. II All-American in 1965) as the only three Hornet men's basketball players to receive All-America accolades since the University began playing basketball in 1948.

McKinney has already been named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Year, a finalist for the Lou Henson Mid-Major Player of the Year award, first team all-District 6, unanimous first team all-Big Sky, all-Big Sky Tournament and a four-time Big Sky Player of the Week selection. In fact, the Union City, Calif., native had already become Sacramento State's first conference MVP since 1977, the first player in the program's Div. I era to be named first team all-District, and first Hornet in school history to be named unanimous first team all-Big Sky in back-to-back years.

McKinney helped lead Sacramento State to a record-setting season in which the team posted a 21-12 overall record, a 13-5 Big Sky Conference mark, and the program's first postseason berth during the Div. I era when the Hornets qualified for the CIT. The 21-12 record marked the first time in the Div. I era the Hornets finished with a record above the .500 mark, the 21 victories tied for second most in program history, and the Hornets' win at Portland in the first round of the CIT marked the first postseason win for the program in 53 years.

Below are some bullet points on McKinney's remarkable season. A complete list of the All-American team is below as well.

• Averaged 19.2 points, 4.9 assists, 2.8 rebounds, 2.4 steals, a +2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio and 37.0 minutes per game while shooting .507 (219-432) from the field, .430 (65-151) from the 3-point line and .803 (110-137) from the free throw line.
• Ranks among the nation's top 60 players in 10 different categories, including seventh in steals per game, eighth in total steals, 23rd in field goals made and minutes per game, 28th in points per game, 32nd in total points, 48th in assists per game, 54th in total assists, 58th in total minutes, and 60th in assist-to-turnover ratio.
• The field goal percentage is the sixth best mark in the nation among all guards.
• In Big Sky play, he averaged 19.7 points, 5.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 2.2 steals, a +2.3 assist-to-turnover ratio and 37.9 minutes per game while shooting .502 (123-245) from the field, .451 (41-91) from the 3-point line and .753 (67-89) from the free throw line.
• Scored at least 15 points during each of the final 16 games of the season, and had at least nine points in all 32 games he played.
• Hit the game winner with 2.6 seconds left to deliver a 63-61 road win at North Dakota.
• Scored 27 of his career-high 33 points in the second half to lead the Hornets to a 78-71 road win at Weber State.
• Scored 27 of his 32 points in the second half to lead the Hornets to a comeback 79-76 home win over Idaho.
• Had 32 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and a career-high seven steals while shooting 13-of-21 from the field vs. Portland.
• Shot at least 40 percent from the field in all but four games, and at least 50 percent in 18 of his 32 games played.
• Led the Hornets in scoring 21 times, and paced the team in assists on 22 occasions.
• Ranks fourth in Sacramento State history in career points (1,468), and is the program's all-time leader in points among players that were not in the program for four years.

ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

First Team
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin, 7-0, 242, senior, Lisle, Ill., 18.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.7 apg, 55.3 fg pct, 39.5 3-pt fg pct, 1.6 blocks (65 first-team votes, 325 total points),
Jahlil Okafor, Duke, 6-11, 270, freshman, Chicago, 17.7 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 66.9 fg pct (64, 323).
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, 6-5, 204, senior, Bowie, Md., 16.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 6.6 apg, 1.7 steals, 36.6 minutes (53, 298).
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky, 7-0, 240, junior, Olathe, Kan., 9.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 58.8 ft pct (45, 285).
D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State, 6-5, 180, freshman, Louisville, Ky., 19.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.1 apg, 41.5 3-pt fg pct, 1.6 steals (51, 282).

Second Team
Delon Wright, Utah, 6-5, 190, senior, Los Angeles, 14.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 5.3 apg, 52.9 fg pct, 83.4 ft pct, 2.1 steals (15, 186).
Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky, 6-11, 250, freshman, Piscataway, N.J., 9.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 55.4 fg pct, 81.4 ft pct, 2.4 blocks (8, 139).
Seth Tuttle, Northern Iowa, 6-8, 240, senior, Sheffield, Iowa, 15.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.3 apg, 61.6 fg pct, (3, 139).
Bobby Portis, Arkansas, 6-11, 242, sophomore, Little Rock, Ark., 17.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 54.7 fg pct (2, 102).
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia, 6-5, 215, junior, Atlanta, 13.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 87.1 ft pct (2, 98).

Third Team
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, 6-4, 212, junior, Freeport, Bahamas, 17.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 82.2 ft pct (3, 96).
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga, 6-10, 240, junior, Portland, Ore., 16.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 53.6 fg pct, 46.6 3-pt fg pct (4, 93).
Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse, 6-9, 250, senior, Philadelphia, 17.5 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 55.2 fg pct, 2.5 blocks (74).
Georges Niang, Iowa State, 6-8, 230, junior, Methuen, Mass., 15.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.5 apg, 40.2 3-pt fg pct, 80.5 ft pct (1, 51).
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga, 6-2, 182, senior, Holland Landing, Ontario, 11.5 ppg, 5.0 apg, 44.4 3-pt fg pct, 83.3 ft pct (1, 50).

Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)
Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State; Justin Anderson, Virginia; Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova; Ron Baker, Wichita State; Jalen Cannon, St. Francis, Brooklyn; Karl Cochran, Wofford; Kyle Collinsworth, BYU; Quinn Cook, Duke (1 first-team vote).
Kris Dunn, Providence (1); Perry Ellis, Kansas (1); Rico Gathers, Baylor; Madarious Gibbs, Texas Southern; Anthony Gill, Virginia; Kendall Gray, Delaware State; Ty Greene, S.C.-Upstate; Olivier Hanlan, Boston College (1).
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville (1); Martez Harrison, UMKC; Tyler Harvey, Eastern Washington; Corey Hawkins, UC Davis; Tyler Haws, BYU; LaDontae Henton, Providence; Darrun Hilliard, Villanova; R.J. Hunter, Georgia State.
Stanley Johnson, Arizona (1); Tyus Jones, Duke; Tyler Kalinoski, Davidson; Tim Kempton, Lehigh; David Laury, Iona; Damon Lynn, NJIT; Derrick Marks, Boise State; Jerell Martin, LSU; T.J. McConnell, Arizona.
Mikh McKinney, Sacramento State; Nic Moore, SMU; Justin Moss, Buffalo; Saah Nimley, Charleston Southern; Cameron Payne, Murray State; Chasson Randle, Stanford; Justin Sears, Yale; Kenneth "Speedy" Smith, Louisiana Tech.
Keifer Sykes, Green Bay; Marcus Thornton, William & Mary Melo Trimble, Maryland; Fred VanVleet, Wichita State (1); Thomas Walkup, Stephen F. Austin; Jameel Warney, Stony Brook; Dez Wells, Maryland; Joseph Young, Oregon (1).