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Wednesday / January 16.
  • Harris, Irving Among Naismith Nominees

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    Long Island forward Tobias Harris, New Jersey guard Kyrie Irving and two players committed to North Carolina are among the 10 high school seniors headlining the Naismith Trophy Boy’s High School Player of the Year watch list. 

    Harris is headed to Tennessee, Irving to Duke and the North Carolina players are Harrison Barnes and Reggie Bullock.

    The watch list was comprised by leading basketball journalists from around the country who form the national voting academy, and identify players under consideration for this award. 

    In February, the voting academy will narrow the list down to five candidates, with the winner being selected and recognized by the Atlanta Tipoff Club at the end of the high school basketball season.

    “This is a phenomenally talented group of student-athletes, all of whom should go on to achieve tremendous successes both on and off the court,” said Gary Stokan, Atlanta Tipoff Club president. “One of them will have the privilege of joining the esteemed Naismith Trophy family,” and we look forward to seeing who emerges as the winner.”

    2010 Naismith Boy’s High School Player of the Year Watch list:

    Last name First Name School City State Position Class College
    Barnes Harrison Ames Ames Iowa Guard Senior North Carolina
    Sullinger Jared Northland Columbus Ohio Center Senior Ohio State
    Knight Brandon Pine Crest Fort Lauderdale Florida Guard Senior Undecided
    Selby Josh Lake Clifton Baltimore Maryland Guard Senior Undecided
    Irving Kyrie St. Patrick West Orange New Jersey Guard Senior Duke
    Harris Tobias Half Hallow Hills West Glen Head New York Forward Senior Tennessee
    Jones Perry Duncanville Duncanville Texas Forward Senior Baylor
    Barton Will Brewster Academy Wolfboro New Hampshire Guard Senior Memphis
    Thompson Tristan Findlay Prep Henderson Nevada Forward Senior Texas
    Bullock Reggie Kinston Kinston North Carolina Guard Senior North Carolina

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.