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McDermott, Smith, Parker, Johnson named Naismith Trophy finalists

The four finalists for the 2014 Naismith Trophy that's given annually to the nation's top men's basketball player have been announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. They are:

(Players listed in alphabetical order)

  • Nick Johnson (Arizona)
  • Doug McDermott (Creighton)
  • Jabari Parker (Duke)
  • Russ Smith (Louisville)
The winner of the Naismith Trophy will be announced April 6 at the Final Four.

Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for CBSSports.com and frequent contributor to the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts the highest-rated sports talk radio show -- The Gary Parrish Show -- in the history of Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two children and a dog.
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