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Finalists for the Naismith Award released

Posted on: February 11, 2011 2:18 pm
Edited on: February 11, 2011 2:18 pm
 
Posted by MATT JONES

On Friday, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced its annual midseason Top 30 finalists for the Naismith Award, given each year to the most outstanding player in college basketball. The group this year included five players from the usual power conferences, the ACC, Big East and Big Ten. But the group also included one player from the OVC, WCC and Colonial as well.  The complete list is as follows:

Alec Burks, Colorado
Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech
Marcus Denmon, Missouri
Kenneth Faried, Morehead State
Jimmer Fredette, BYU
Austin Freeman, Georgetown
Jordan Hamilton, Texas
Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame
Tu Holloway, Xavier
Rick Jackson, Syracuse
Charles Jenkins, Hofstra
JaJuan Johnson, Purdue
Terrence Jones, Kentucky
Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State
Jon Leuer, Wisconsin
Demetri McCamey, Illinois
Mickey McConnell, Saint Mary’s
E’Twaun Moore, Purdue
Marcus Morris, Kansas
Kyle Singler, Duke
Chris Singleton, Florida State
Nolan Smith, Duke
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
Isaiah Thomas, Washington
Trey Thompkins, Georgia
Klay Thompson, Washington State
Kemba Walker, UConn
Brad Wanamaker, Pittsburgh
Derrick Williams, Arizona
Jordan Williams, Maryland
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Since: Apr 2, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2011 12:50 am
 

Finalists for the Naismith Award released

Finland_Lenny-
Can't argue.  OSU is tough!  Bucky will have to hit at least 50% from 3 to win in Columbus.But Taylor gives them a chance on any given day not to mention Leuer.  But I was hyping Jordan before the game and he showed up as I expected.  People have to admit he is one of the biggest snubs on any list he's not on.Peace...go BIG 10!


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Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2011 9:27 am
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Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2011 9:25 am
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Since: Apr 2, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2011 12:29 am
 

Finalists for the Naismith Award released

Finland_Lenny.....where are you at???  :)I'm singing loudly!  Craft will be a baller for sure, but he's no Jordan Taylor right now.He just met the best PG in the Big 10 HANDS DOWN.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 12, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Finalists for the Naismith Award released

We will see what Craft does to Taylor today and see if you are still singing the same tune.

Too funny. Taylor went for 27 as the Buckeyes go down in the EASIEST upset pick all season.



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: February 12, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Finalists for the Naismith Award released

Here's the list of finalists... in their posted order...

Jimmer Fredette, BYU
Jordan Hamilton, Texas
The Morris Twins (yes both), Kansas
Nolan Smith, Duke
Jared Sullenger, Ohio State

Better keep up those averages, or people will begin to forget about you (like Kemba Walker)



Since: Apr 2, 2007
Posted on: February 12, 2011 11:49 am
 

Finalists for the Naismith Award released

Finland_Lenny---Nice data!  Can't wait to see what happens.


Finland_Lenny
Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2011 10:53 am
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Since: Nov 13, 2010
Posted on: February 12, 2011 7:13 am
 

Finalists for the Naismith Award released

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Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: February 12, 2011 1:24 am
 

Finalists for the Naismith Award released

Where is Ashton Gibbs?  More valuable than Brad Wannamker; but then again, Pitt's system is the ultimate in TEAM play, rather than star oriented.  Pitt is one of only three programs with, annually, at least 20 victories and 10 conference wins since 2000.


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