Naismith announces early-season watch list

Naismith announces early-season watch list

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
Creighton's Doug McDermott is among the favorites to win this year's Naismith Award. (US Presswire)

The Atlantic Tipoff Club announced its 50-player early-season watch list on Tuesday morning, led by Creighton's Doug McDermott and Indiana's Cody Zeller.

Unlike the Wooden Award, the Naismith allows newcomers to make the list -- and seven freshmen are among the 50. Come February, the Board of Selectors will make a list of 30, and then cut it to four in March.

Here are the 50:

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