March 8, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Mitch
314-795-6821
Standout players and coaches chosen from nine regions
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USBWA NAMES 2015-16
MEN'S ALL-DISTRICT TEAMS

ST. LOUIS (USBWA) The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has released its 2015-16 Men's All-District Teams, based on voting from its national membership of 900-plus. The USBWA has selected All-District Teams since the 1956-57 season, its founding year.

For each of the nine geographic districts, ten players are selected (11 in the case of ties) as well as a player and coach of the year. Four schools Villanova (Josh Hart and Jay Wright), Virginia (Malcolm Brogdon and Tony Bennett), Utah (Jakob Poeltl and Larry Krystkowiak) and Oregon (Dillon Brooks and Dana Altman) can boast the honor of having the district player and coach of the year. Villanova's Jay Wright (District II) and Tony Bennett (District III) have earned District Coach of the Year honors in three straight seasons.

Following is the entire region-by-region listing:

DISTRICT I
ME, VT, NH, RI, MA, CT
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kris Dunn, Providence
COACH OF THE YEAR
James Jones, Yale
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM (10)
Ben Bentil, Providence
Evan Boudreaux, Dartmouth
Cane Broome, Sacred Heart
Trey Davis, UMass
Kris Dunn, Providence
Eric Fanning, Boston U.
Jarvis Garrett, Rhode Island
Daniel Hamilton, Connecticut
Jared Terrell, Rhode Island
David Walker, Northeastern
DISTRICT II
NY, NJ, DE, DC, PA, WV
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Josh Hart, Villanova
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jay Wright, Villanova
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM (10)
Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova
Deandre Bembry, Saint Joseph's
A.J. English, Iona
Michael Gbinije, Syracuse
Josh Hart, Villanova
Jaysean Paige, West Virginia
Justin Robinson, Monmouth
Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall
Jameel Warney, Stony Brook
Devin Williams, West Virginia
DISTRICT III
VA, NC, SC, MD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
COACH OF THE YEAR
Tony Bennett, Virginia
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM (10)
Grayson Allen, Duke
Anthony Barber, N.C. State
Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Michael Carrera, South Carolina
Jack Gibbs, Davidson
Anthony Gill, Virginia
Brandon Ingram, Duke
Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Melo Trimble, Maryland
DISTRICT IV
KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tyler Ulis, Kentucky
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jim Larranaga, Miami
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM (10)
Evan Bradds, Belmont
Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida
Damian Jones, Vanderbilt
Damion Lee, Louisville
Sheldon McClellan, Miami
Stefan Moody, Ole Miss
Jamal Murray, Kentucky
Retin Obasahan, Alabama
Kevin Punter, Tennessee
Tyler Ulis, Kentucky
DISTRICT V
OH, IN, IL, MI, MN, WI
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
COACH OF THE YEAR
Tom Crean, Indiana
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM (10)
Trevon Bluiett, Xavier
Henry Ellenson, Marquette
Kay Felder, Oakland
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Bryn Forbes, Michigan State
A.J. Hammons, Purdue
Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin
Malcolm Hill, Illinois
Alec Peters, Valparaiso
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
DISTRICT VI
IA, MO, KS, OK, NE, ND, SD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
COACH OF THE YEAR
Bill Self, Kansas
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM (10)
Ron Baker, Wichita State
Isaiah Cousins, Oklahoma
Perry Ellis, Kansas
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
Peter Jok, Iowa
Frank Mason III, Kansas
Monte Morris, Iowa State
Georges Niang, Iowa State
Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State
DISTRICT VII
TX, AR, LA
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ben Simmons, LSU
COACH OF THE YEAR
Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM (11)
Rico Gathers, Baylor
Alex Hamilton, Louisiana Tech
Danuel House, Texas A&M
Jalen Jones, Texas A&M
Moses Kingsley, Arkansas
Shawn Long, Louisiana
Nic Moore, SMU
Taurean Prince, Baylor
Ben Simmons, LSU
Isaiah Taylor, Texas
Thomas Walkup, Stephen F. Austin
DISTRICT VIII
WY, UT, ID, NM, CO, NV, MT
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jakob Poeltl, Utah
COACH OF THE YEAR
Larry Krystkowiak, Utah
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM (10)
Josh Adams, Wyoming
Martin Breunig, Montana
Elijah Brown, New Mexico
Kyle Collinsworth, BYU
Jordan Loveridge, Utah
Jakob Poeltl, Utah
Josh Scott, Colorado
Pascal Siakam, New Mexico State
Ethan Telfair, Idaho State
James Webb III, Boise State
DISTRICT IX
CA, OR, WA, HI, AZ, AK
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dillon Brooks, Oregon
COACH OF THE YEAR
Dana Altman, Oregon
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM (10)
Ryan Anderson, Arizona
Andrew Andrews, Washington
Dillon Brooks, Oregon
Jaylen Brown, California
Stefan Jankovic, Hawaii
Emmett Naar, Saint Mary's
Gary Payton II, Oregon State
Ivan Rabb, California
Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. Today, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. For more information on the USBWA and its All-District teams, contact executive director Joe Mitch at 314-795-6821.

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Recent past All-District Teams: 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13 | 2011-12 | 2010-11 | 2009-10 | 2008-09 | 2007-08 | 2006-07 | 2005-06 | 2004-05 | 2003-04