Naismith Trophy releases 50-player watch list

The Naismith Trophy released its early season watch list on Thursday, consisting of 50 names.

They will also have a midseason list of 30 players, before cutting it down to four finalists.

Michigan Wolverines ’s Trey Burke won the award last season. 

This season's list has eight freshmen, 15 sophomores, nine juniors and 18 seniors. In terms of conferences, here's the breakdown:

  • ACC: 7
  • AAC: 5 
  • A-10: 3
  • Big East: 2
  • Big Ten: 9
  • Big 12: 6
  • Mountain West: 2
  • Others: 5
  • Pac-12: 5
  • SEC: 7
  • WCC: 2

Jordan Adams , UCLA Bruins
Kyle Anderson , UCLA
Isaiah Austin , Baylor Bears
Jerrelle Benimon , Towson Tigers
Jahii Carson , Arizona Wildcats State
Semaj Christon , Xavier Musketeers
Aaron Craft , Ohio State Buckeyes State" data-canon="Ohio Bobcats" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0">
Sam Dekker , Wisconsin Badgers
Spencer Dinwiddie , Colorado Buffaloes
Cleanthony Early , Wichita State Shockers
Perry Ellis , Kansas Jayhawks
C.J. Fair , Syracuse Orange
Yogi Ferrell , Indiana Hoosiers
Aaron Gordon , Arizona
Treveon Graham , VCU
Jerian Grant , Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Montrezl Harrell , Louisville Cardinals
Gary Harris , Michigan State Spartans
Joe Harris , Virginia Cavaliers
Andrew Harrison , Kentucky Wildcats
Tyler Haws , BYU
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Rodney Hood , Duke Blue Devils
Joe Jackson , Memphis Tigers
Cory Jefferson , Baylor
Sean Kilpatrick , Cincinnati Bearcats
Alex Kirk , New Mexico Lobos
Doug McDermott , Creighton Bluejays
Mitch McGary , Michigan
Jordan McRae , Tennessee Volunteers
James Michael McAdoo , North Carolina Tar Heels
Shabazz Napier , Connecticut Huskies
Johnny O’Bryant, LSU Tigers
Kevin Pangos , Gonzaga Bulldogs
Jabari Parker , Duke
Adreian Payne , Michigan State
Julius Randle , Kentucky
Juvonte Reddic , VCU
Glenn Robinson III , Michigan
LaQuinton Ross , Ohio State
Wayne Selden, Kansas
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Russ Smith , Louisville
Jarnell Stokes , Tennessee
Rasheed Sulaimon , Duke
Noah Vonleh , Indiana
Andrew Wiggins , Kansas
Kendall Williams , New Mexico
Chaz Williams , Massachusetts Minutemen
James Young , Kentucky

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