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Eight from SEC on Citizen Naismith Trophy watch list

8 days ago
SEC Staff
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Eight SEC players highlight the Citizen Naismith Trophy watch list that was announced by today the Atlanta Tipoff Club Thursday. This is a special season for the Citizen Naismith Trophy as it will culminate with the 50th presentation of the award April 1, 2018. A list of the midseason 30 team will be released on Feb. 14, 2018.

"We are proud to recognize our former winners during this special season and reflect on the heritage and tradition of the past 50 years," said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club. "There are tremendously talented candidates vying to win the 50th Citizen Naismith Trophy and that process starts today."

SEC Players on The Citizen Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List

  • KeVaughn Allen, Jr., G, Florida
  • Tyler Davis, Jr., C, Texas A&M
  • Hamidou Diallo, Fr., G, Kentucky
  • Kevin Knox, Fr., F, Kentucky
  • Yante Maten, Sr., F, Georgia
  • Michael Porter Jr., Fr., F, Missouri
  • Collin Sexton, Fr., G, Alabama
  • Robert Williams, So., F, Texas A&M

SEC Players on Watch Lists:

  • Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award - Collin Sexton (UA)
  • Jerry West Award Shooting Guard of the Year - Mustapha Heron (AU); KeVaughn Allen (UF); Hamidou Diallo (UK); Quinndary Weatherspoon (MS)
  • Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award - Kevin Knox (UK); Michael Porter Jr. (MO); DJ Hogg, Texas A&M
  • Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award - Yante Maten (UG); PJ Washington (UK); Robert Williams (AM)
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award - Austin Wiley (AU); John Egbunu (UF); Nick Richards (UK); Tyler Davis (AM)
  • Oscar Robertson Trophy - KeVaughn Allen (UF); Hamidou Diallo (UK); Kevin Knox (UK); Yante Maten (UG); Michael Porter Jr. (MO) Collin Sexton (UA); Robert Williams (AM)
  • Naismith Trophy - KeVaughn Allen (UF); Tyler Davis (AM); Hamidou Diallo (UK); Kevin Knox (UK); Yante Maten (UG); Michael Porter Jr. (MO); Collin Sexton (UA); Robert Williams (AM)