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Wednesday / April 26.
  • Kansas’ Mason, Villanova’s Hart, Duke’s Kennard Among Naismith Semifinalists

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    Kansas senior guard Frank Mason III, Villanova senior forward Josh Hart and Duke sophomore guard Luke Kennard are among the 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year Trophy, it was announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

    The Atlanta Tipoff Club will announce four finalists for the 2017 Naismith Trophy on March 19. The award will be presented at the Final Four in Phoenix on April 2.

    2017 Naismith Trophy Semifinalists

    Lonzo Ball, UCLA

    Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

    Josh Hart, Villanova

    Josh Jackson, Kansas

    Justin Jackson, North Carolina

    Luke Kennard, Duke

    Frank Mason III, Kansas

    Jonathan Motley, Baylor

    Caleb Swanigan, Purdue

    Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga

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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.