CHICAGO (March 11, 2021) – Cameron Krutwig (Algonquin, Ill./Jacobs), a center on the Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball team, has been named Third Team All-America by Sports Illustrated. The 6-foot-9 senior center, who is averaging 15.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals per game this season, was selected as the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year last week.
Krutwig was joined on the Sports Illustrated All-America Third Team by Davion Mitchell (Baylor), Herbert Jones (Alabama), Kofi Cockburn (Illinois) and Quentin Grimes (Houston).
One of the greatest players ever to don a Loyola jersey, Krutwig is the only player in program history to rank in the school’s top ten in points (1,790), rebounds (919) and assists (364) and he, along with basketball legends Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird and Hersey Hawkins, are the only players in Missouri Valley Conference history to record 1,500 points, 800 rebounds and 300 assists in their careers.
Krutwig has scored in double digits on 23 occasions this season and has recorded five doubles-doubles, four of which have come in the last 10 contests. At last weekend’s MVC Championship, he was tabbed Tournament Most Valuable Player after putting up 15.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.0 bpg and 1.0 spg in three games as the Ramblers rolled to the title and earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Along with teammate Lucas Williamson, Krutwig is the winningest player in school history over a four-year span, with 97 wins. In four seasons with the Ramblers, he has played a pivotal role in the team capturing three MVC regular season championships, two NCAA Tournament berths, including an unforgettable run to the Final Four in 2018, and a National Invitation appearance.
Loyola, which is ranked No. 18 this week in both the Associated Press and Coaches Top 25 polls, brings a 24-4 record into the NCAA Tournament, which begins this week in Indianapolis.
COURTESY THE MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE & LOYOLA ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS