1952 UP All-Americans
Hagan Is Only Junior To Make UP All-America; Lovellette Tops New York, March 4 (UP) Six-foot-nine Clyde Lovellette of Kansas, the leading scorer in the major college ranks, was the outstanding choice on the. 1951-52 United Press All-America basketball team announced today. Dick Groat of Duke, Chuck Darling of Iowa, Cliff Hagan of Kentucky and Mark Workman of West Virginia were the other players selected in a nationwide poll of more than 200 sports writers and radio broadcasters. The mythical team thus was made up of two players from the South, one from the Midwest, one from the midlands, and another from the border state of West Virginia. Lovellette, a repeater from the 1950-51 United Press All-America team, was a first or second team selection on the ballots of 81 per cent of the voters this year. Groat was chosen on 70 per cent of the ballots, Darling on 66 per cent, Hagan on 63 and Workman on 57. First Team Pos. Player and School Are Ht. Wt. Class F. Chuck Darling. Iowa 21 6-8 220 Sr.. F. Mark Workman. W. Va 21 6-9 21S Sr. C. Clyde Lovellette. Kan. 21 - 240 Sr. G. Dick Groat. Duke 21 S-0 ISO Sr. G. Cliff Hagan, Kentucky 20 6-4 200 Jr. SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM J. O'Brien. Seattle F. B. Houtirega. Wash. F. Ramsey, Ky F... Meineke. Dayton B. Pettit. L.S.U, -C. Duieee. Seton Hall R. Fletcher. 111. -.G Stelner. St. Louis Zawoluk, St. John's G Tucker, Duquesna KENTL'CKIANA HONORABLE MENTION Baechtold. Eastern; Beshear, Murray; Brown, Louisville-, Leonard. Indiana; Leslie, Notre Dame; Lochmueller. Louisville; Marshall. Western: McNulty. Purdue; Miranda. Indiana; Purcell, Murray. The five players, chosen from among the thousands throughout the nation, represent a coach's "dream team." The quintet averages six feet, six inches per man and has a combined scoring average of 24.5 points per-man per-game this season. Lovellette, Groat, Darling and Workman aro seniors; Hagan is a junior. Lovellette and Groat were placed at their normal positions of center and guard, respectively. But Darling, Hagan and Work man, who are regular centers for their teams, were shifted to other posts. With the diminishing emphasis on positions in modern basketball, the balloters were permitted to vote for centers at other positions. Darling and Workman thus were placed at forward and Hagan at guard.