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Picking award winners, All-America teams

Duke's Jahlil Okafor and Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky were two of the nation's top players in 2014-15. Getty Images

Usually I try to pick an All-American team with two guards, two forwards and a center. But the days of pigeonholing guys into distinct positions are over, so I’ve opted to pick the five best players for my All-American Team this season.

It wasn’t that difficult. What was tough was trying to pick the national coach of the year. It’s not easy to pass on a coach who is chasing history, but I wound up going with Virginia’s Tony Bennett -- who won the ACC (over national powers Duke, North Carolina, Louisville and Syracuse) for the second consecutive season.

Here are my picks for the other major college hoops awards along with All-American first- and second-team selections.