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  • Zach Edey, Hunter Dickinson, Kyle Filipowski, Tyler Kolek, Armando Bacot headline Naismith Preseason Watch List

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    Purdue’s Zach Edey, Kansas’s Hunter Dickinson, Duke’s Kyle Filipowski, Marquette’s Tyler Kolek and UNC’s Armando Bacot are some of the names headlining the Naismith Trophy Preseason Watchlist.

    2024 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Preseason Watchlist*

    PlayerSchool
    Max AbmasTexas
    Trey AlexanderCreighton
    Armando BacotNorth Carolina
    Oumar BalloArizona
    Reece BeekmanVirginia
    Adem BonaUCLA
    Trevon BrazileArkansas
    Johni BroomeAuburn
    Boo BuieNorthwestern
    Donovan ClinganUConn
    Isaiah CollierUSC
    L.J. CryerHouston
    Tristan da SilvaColorado
    Johnell DavisFAU
    Tucker DeVriesDrake
    Hunter DickinsonKansas
    Zach EdeyPurdue
    Justin EdwardsKentucky
    Boogie EllisUSC
    Kyle FilipowskiDuke
    PJ HallClemson
    Dajuan Harris Jr.Kansas
    A.J. HoggardMichigan State
    DaRon Holmes IIDayton
    Bryce HopkinsProvidence
    Kam JonesMarquette
    Ryan KalkbrennerCreighton
    Tyler KolekMarquette
    Caleb LoveArizona
    Aidan MahaneySaint Mary’s
    Alijah MartinFAU
    Kevin McCullar Jr.Kansas
    Judah MintzSyracuse
    Justin MooreVillanova
    Grant NelsonAlabama
    Ryan NembhardGonzaga
    Norchad OmierMiami
    Clifford OmoruyiRutgers
    Nijel PackMiami
    Tylor PerryKansas State
    Tyrese ProctorDuke
    Terrence Shannon Jr.Illinois
    Jamal SheadHouston
    Tolu SmithMississippi State
    Isaiah StevensColorado State
    Wade Taylor IVTexas A&M
    Santiago VescoviTennessee
    Tyson WalkerMichigan State
    Jahmir YoungMaryland
    *Players can play their way onto and off the list at any point in the 2023-24 season.

    Previous winners of the Naismith Trophy include Zach Edey, Purdue (2023), Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky (2022), Luka Garza, Iowa (2021), Obi Toppin, Dayton (2020), Zion Williamson, Duke (2019), Jalen Brunson, Villanova (2018), Trey Burke, Michigan (2013), Anthony Davis, Kentucky (2012), Blake Griffin, Oklahoma (2009), and Kevin Durant, Texas (2007).

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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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