Connect with us

Men's Basketball

Jones gets honorable mention on AP’s All-American team

Arkansas’ Mason Jones was named 2020 Associated Press All-America honorable mention, being one of 20 players to be recognized.



FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ Mason Jones was named 2020 Associated Press All-America honorable mention, being one of 20 players to be recognized.

Jones becomes the 31st Razorback to be named an All-American and the fourth since 2000, joining Joe Johnson (2001), Bobby Portis (2015) and Daniel Gafford (2019).

Jones and Immanuel Quickley (Kentucky), also an honorable mention selection, were the only SEC players recognized on the AP All-America team.

• One of five finalists for the Jerry West Award

• Named SEC co-Player of the Year by the league’s media along with Mississippi State’s Reggie Perry.

• Named USBWA All-District VII

• Named first team All-SEC by the coaches and media

• Four-time SEC Player of the Week, tying a league record; one of three to accomplish the feat and first since 2009

• SEC scoring leader (22.03 ppg), 8th in the NCAA

• SEC Scoring Leader (in SEC Games), 23.6 ppg (Arkansas single-season record)

• Only player in the SEC top 20 in scoring (1st), rebounding (20th), assists (10th) and steals (6th) and the only player in the SEC to lead his team in all four categories.

• One of two players in the SEC to lead his team in scoring and rebounding

• Had nine 30-point games, the most by an SEC player over the last 20 years. Also had two 40-point games, 1 of 3 SEC players over the last 30 years to have multiple 40-points games in a season. Jones is the first Razorback to score 30-plus in three consecutive games

• 683 Points Scored, 11th in the NCAA and 7th on UA season list

• 424 Points Scored (SEC Season) for an Arkansas record

Led the NCAA in free throws made (233) and free throw attempts (282). Set Arkansas record for free throws made in a season, was 5th on SEC single season list and was the most in the SEC since 1980

• Set Arkansas record for free throws made in an SEC Season with 146

• Scored his 1,000th career point with a free throw at 15:58 of the first half against Tennessee … The 44th Razorback to eclipse 1,000 career points, the 8th to do so in his first two years with the program … Was fifth-fastest Razorback to reach 1,000 career points (61 games)

2020 AP All-American team

Obi Toppin, Dayton
Luka Garza, Iowa
Markus Howard, Marquette
Myles Powell, Seton Hall
Payton Pritchard, Oregon

Devon Dotson, Kansas
Udoka Azubuike, Kansas
Malachi Flynn, San Diego State
Cassius Winston, Michigan State
Vernon Carey Jr., Duke

Filip Petrusev, Gonzaga
Jordan Nwora, Louisville
Jared Butler, Baylor
Tre Jones, Duke
Jalen Smith, Maryland

Saddiq Bey, Villanova
Mason Jones, Arkansas
Daniel Oturu, Minnesota
Immanuel Quickley, Kentucky
Marcus Zegarowski, Creighton

Information from Razorback Sports Communications is included in this story.

2021 Hogs Football Schedule

Rice Owlsvs RICE9/4
1:00 PM
Texas Longhornsvs TEXAS9/11
6:00 PM
Georgia Southernvs GEORGIA SO9/18
Texas A&M Aggiesvs TEXAS A&M (Arl)9/25
Georgia Bulldogs@ GEORGIA10/2
Ole Miss Rebels@ OLE MISS10/9
Auburn Tigersvs AUBURN10/16
UAPB Golden Lionsvs UAPB10/23
Mississippi State Bulldogsvs MISS ST11/6
LSU Tigers@ LSU11/13
Alabama Crimson Tide@ ALABAMA11/20
Missouri Tigersvs MISSOURI11/26
2:30 PM

© Copyright 2017-21 by Pearson Broadcasting. All rights reserved. is the website for ESPN Arkansas. Listen at 99.5 in Northwest Arkansas, 95.3 FM in Fort Smith and the River Valley, 96.3 FM in Hot Springs and 104.3 FM in Harrison.