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Men's Basketball All-Americans Uncovered



CHICAGO - When talking with basketball alumni from the 1940's, the names Bob Neu and Stan Szukala almost always come up. Inevitably the two stars' names would be linked with the phrase All-American. DePaul has long recognized their achievement with induction into the DePaul Athletic Hall of Fame and their names stand among Blue Demon giants, but they have never been recognized officially as All-Americans.

Bob Neu and Stan Szukala and six other Blue Demons can now officially be referred to as All-Americans after their verification in the NCAA's book, Men's Basketball's Finest. The book has a chapter that includes every All-America team from the top division of men's basketball that could be researched. The teams include teams picked by magazines that are out of print to today's sports websites.

With the additions, DePaul men's basketball student-athletes have now been recognized as All-Americans 38 times in the school's storied hoops history.

DePaul's 1st, 2nd and 3rd Team All-Americans

 Name

Year        

Team        

 Organization
 Ed Campion

1937

1st

 Madison Square Garden
 Robert Neu

1938

2nd

 Madison Square Garden
 Robert Neu

1939

1st

 Madison Square Garden
 Stan Szukaka

1939

2nd

 Madison Square Garden
 Lou Possner

1940

2nd

 Madison Square Garden
 Stan Szukala

1940

2nd

 Madison Square Garden
 Elmer Gainer

1941

2nd

 Madison Square Garden 
 George Mikan

1943

2nd

 Helms Foundation 
 George Mikan

1944

1st

 Helms Foundation
   

1st

 The Sporting News
   

1st

 Converse Yearbook
   

1st

 Pic Magazine
 Dick Triptow

1944

2nd

 Converse Yearbook
   

2nd

 Pic Magazine
   

3rd

 The Sporting News
 George Mikan 1945 1st  Helms Foundation
    1st  The Sporting News
    1st  Converse Yearbook
    1st  Argosy Magazine
    1st  Don Dunphy
 George Mikan 1946 1st  Helms Foundation
    1st  The Sporting News
    1st  Converse Yearbook
    1st  True Magazine
 Ed Mikan

1948

3rd

 Helms Foundation
 Ron Feiereisel 1953 3rd  United Press International
    3rd  Converse Yearbook

 Ron Sobieszczyk    

1956

2nd

 Converse Yearbook
 

1956

2nd

 Helms Foundation
 Richard Heise

1957 

3rd

 Helms Foundation
 Howie Carl 1961 2nd  Converse Yearbook
 Dave Corzine 1978 1st  John R. Wooden Award
    2nd  Associated Press
    2nd  National Association of Basketball Coaches
    2nd  Converse Yearbook
    3rd  United Press International
    3rd  Basketball Weekly
    --  Helms Foundation
 Mark Aguirre 1979 2nd  Converse Yearbook
    --  Helms Foundation
 Gary Garland 1979 --  Helms Foundation
 Mark Aguirre 1980 1st  Associated Press
    1st  National Association of Basketball Coaches
    1st   U.S. Basketball Writers Association
    1st   United Press International
    1st  The Sporting News
    1st  Converse Yearbook
    1st  John R. Wooden Award
    --  Helms Foundation
 Clyde Bradshaw

1980 

2nd

 Converse Yearbook
 Mark Aguirre 1981  1st   Associated Press
    1st   National Association of Basketball Coaches
    1st   U.S. Basketball Writers Association
    1st   United Press International
    1st   The Sporting News
    1st   Converse Yearbook
    1st   The Basketball Times
    1st   John R. Wooden Award
    1st  Basketball Weekly
    --  Helms Foundation
 Clyde Bradshaw 1981  3rd   United Press International
    --   Helms Foundation
 Terry Cummings 1982  1st   Associated Press
    1st  National Association of Basketball Coaches
    1st  U.S. Basketball Writers Association
    1st   United Press International
    1st   The Sporting News
    1st   Converse Yearbook
    1st   The Basketball Times
    1st   John R. Wooden Award
    1st   Basketball Weekly
    --   Helms Foundation
 Dallas Comegys 1987  1st   John R. Wooden Award
    2nd  National Association of Basketball Coaches
    2nd  Basketball Weekly
    3rd  Associated Press
    3rd  United Press International
    3rd  The Basketball Times
 Rod Strickland 1988 1st  The Sporting News
    3rd  United Press International

-- = no teams were named with All-American selections