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Tuesday / February 21.

Duke Places Trio on Naismith Watch List

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The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the Naismith preseason watch list Tuesday.

Duke tops the list with three players, Kyle Singler, Nolan Smith and freshman Kyrie Irving from Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick (pictured).

Nominees from the Big East include Corey Fisher of Villanova, Austin Freeman of Georgetown, Ashton Gibbs of Pitt, Jeremy Hazell of Seton Hall, Kevin Jones of West Virginia, Kris Joseph of Syracuse and Kemba Walker of UConn.

Here’s the complete list:

Lavoy Allen (Temple)

Kevin Anderson (Richmond)

Harrison Barnes (North Carolina)

Will Barton (Memphis)

Talor Battle (Penn State)

Keith Benson (Oakland)

William Buford (Ohio State)

Alec Burks (Colorado)

Randy Culpepper (UTEP)

Malcolm Delaney (Virginia Tech)

Kim English (Missouri)

Kenneth Faried (Morehead State)

Corey Fisher (Villanova)

Jimmer Fredette (BYU)

Austin Freeman (Georgetown)

Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh)

Elias Harris (Gonzaga)

Jeremy Hazell (Seton Hall)

Kyrie Irving (Duke)

Charles Jenkins (Hofstra)

JaJuan Johnson (Purdue)

Kevin Jones (West Virginia)

Perry Jones (Baylor)

Kris Joseph (Syracuse)

Brandon Knight (Kentucky)

Kawhi Leonard (San Diego State)

Jon Leuer (Wisconsin)

Kalin Lucas (Michigan State)

Shelvin Mack (Butler)

Demetri McCarney (Illinois)

E’Twaun Moore (Purdue)

Marcus Morris (Kansas)

Chandler Parsons (Florida)

Jacob Pullen (Kansas State)

Kyle Singler (Duke)

Chris Singleton (Florida State)

John Shurna (Northwestern)

Nolan Smith (Duke)

Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)

Durrell Summers (Michigan State)

Jeff Taylor (Vanderbilt)

Isaiah Thomas (Washington)

Trey Thompkins (Georgia)

Klay Thompson (Washington State)

Kemba Walker (Connecticut)

Chris Warren (Ole Miss)

Derrick Williams (Arizona)

Jordan Williams (Maryland)

Chris Wright (Dayton

Tyler Zeller (North Carolina)

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.