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Monday / December 11.
  • Naismith Trophy Late-season Team Announced

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    From this list, 10 semifinalists will be revealed on Feb. 28, and only those 10 players are eligible for the group of four finalists, which will be released in mid-March. Fans, once again, will be able to vote for their favorite player by visiting between March 19-30 to cast their ballot, and the fan component counts for five percent of the overall final vote. The 50th Citizen Naismith Trophy will be awarded on April 1 in San Antonio, during the NCAA Men’s Final Four.

    “The players on the midseason team have displayed the attributes of what it’ll take to advance into the next round. However, there are still tremendous candidates remaining, and the next two weeks will be intensely competitive,” said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club. “We look forward to watching them compete for the 50th Citizen Naismith Trophy, and we are excited to continue our legacy of honoring college basketball’s top players during this celebratory season.”

    “The Citizen Naismith Trophy celebrates the accomplishments of student-athletes who demonstrate through their play the inner drive and passion that mirrors that of our company’s founding members – Better Starts Now,” said Eric Horowitz, managing director U.S. and travel retail, Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. “These 30 exceptional men have accomplished so much this season and are surely deserving of their spot on this list.”

    Deandre Ayton Fr. F Arizona Pac-12
    Marvin Bagley III Fr. F Duke ACC
    Mohamed Bamba Fr. F Texas Big 12
    Keita Bates-Diop Jr. F Ohio State Big Ten
    Joel Berry II Sr. G North Carolina ACC
    Trevon Bluiett Sr. G Xavier BIG EAST
    Mikal Bridges Jr. G/F Villanova BIG EAST
    Miles Bridges So. G/F Michigan State Big Ten
    Bryce Brown Jr. G Auburn SEC
    Jalen Brunson Jr. G Villanova BIG EAST
    Jevon Carter Sr. G West Virginia Big 12
    Gary Clark Sr. F Cincinnati American Athletic
    Mike Daum Jr. F South Dakota State Summit League
    Angel Delgado Sr. C Seton Hall BIG EAST
    Carsen Edwards So. G Purdue Big Ten
    Vince Edwards Sr. F Purdue Big Ten
    Keenan Evans Sr. G Texas Tech Big 12
    Marcus Foster Sr. G Creighton BIG EAST
    Devonte’ Graham Sr. G Kansas Big 12
    Kyle Guy So. G Virginia ACC
    Tra Holder Sr. G Arizona State Pac-12
    Chandler Hutchison Sr. G Boise State Mountain West
    Kevin Knox Fr. F Kentucky SEC
    Jock Landale Sr. C St. Mary’s WCC
    Caleb Martin Jr. F Nevada Mountain West
    Luke Maye Jr. F North Carolina ACC
    Collin Sexton Fr. G Alabama SEC
    Landry Shamet So. G Wichita State American Athletic
    Allonzo Trier Jr. G Arizona Pac-12
    Trae Young Fr. G Oklahoma Big 12
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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.

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