Naismith Top 50 Player of the Year Watch List released

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The Atlanta Tip-Off Club has released their Top 50 Watch List for the Naismith Trophy.

There are three players each from Kansas, Arizona and Kentucky, which is as to be expected. But there are two notable snubs: Miami’s Angel Rodriguez and Providence’s LaDontae Henton, and there’s a strong argument to be made for Texas forward Jonathan Holmes.

Anyway, here are the Top 50 in alphabetical order:

Cliff Alexander, Fr., Kansas
Brandon Ashley, Jr., Arizona
Ron Baker, Jr., Wichita State
Ryan Boatright, Sr., Connecticut
Malcolm Brogdon, Jr., Virginia
Willie Cauley-Stein, Jr., Kentucky
Branden Dawson, Sr., Michigan State
Sam Dekker, Jr., Wisconsin
Perry Ellis, Jr., Kansas
Yogi Ferrell, Jr., Indiana
Marcus Foster, So., Kansas State
Michael Frazier II, Jr., Florida
Treveon Graham, Sr., VCU
Jerian Grant, Sr., Notre Dame
Olivier Hanlan, Jr., Boston College
Montrezl Harrell, Jr., Louisville
Aaron Harrison, So., Kentucky
Tyler Haws, Sr., BYU
Buddy Hield, Jr., Oklahoma
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, So., Arizona
R.J. Hunter, Jr., Georgia State
Stanley Johnson, Fr., Arizona
Tyus Jones, Fr., Duke
Frank Kaminsky, Sr., Wisconsin
Caris LeVert, Jr., Michigan
Jordan Mickey, So., LSU
Nic Moore, Jr., SMU
Georges Niang, Jr., Iowa State
Jahlil Okafor, Fr., Duke
Marcus Paige, Jr., North Carolina
Kevin Pangos, Sr., Gonzaga
Terran Petteway, Jr., Nebraska
Chasson Randle, Sr., Stanford
Terry Rozier, So., Louisville
D’Angelo Russell, Fr., Ohio State
Wesley Saunders, Sr., Harvard
Wayne Selden Jr., So., Kansas
Winston Shepard, Jr., San Diego State
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Jr., Georgetown
Juwan Staten, Sr., West Virginia
Keifer Sykes, Sr., Green Bay
Isaiah Taylor, So., Texas
Karl-Anthony Towns, Fr., Kentucky
Myles Turner, Fr., Texas
Fred VanVleet, Jr., Wichita State
Rashad Vaughn, Fr., UNLV
Alan Williams, Sr., UC Santa Barbara
Justise Winslow, Fr., Duke
Delon Wright, Sr., Utah
Joseph Young, Sr., Oregon