Four @ACCMBB Players named to Naismith Midseason Watch List


Syracuse’s Ennis, Fair, Duke’s Parker and Pittsburgh’s Patterson named

ATLANTA—Four ACC players are among the 30 players nationwide named to the Naismith Trophy midseason watch list. Sponsored by the Atlanta Tipoff Club and presented annually, the Naismith Award honors college basketball’s national player of the year. The four finalists for the award will be selected on March 23 with the winner announced on April 6.

Named to the midseason watch list are Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis and C.J. Fair, Duke’s Jabari Parker and Pittsburgh’s Lamar Patterson.

Naismith Midseason Watch List

Kyle Anderson  Sophomore        Guard-Forward               UCLA    Pac-12

Keith Appling    Senior   Guard   Michigan State  Big Ten

Cameron Bairstow         Senior   Forward              New Mexico      Mountain West

James Bell          Senior   Guard   Villanova            Big East

Bryce Cotton     Senior   Guard   Providence        Big East

Cleanthony Early            Senior   Forward              Wichita State    Missouri Valley

Melvin Ejim       Senior   Forward              Iowa State          Big 12

Joel Embiid        Freshman           Center  Kansas  Big 12

Tyler Ennis     Freshman         Guard  Syracuse           ACC

C.J. Fair              Senior Forward            Syracuse           ACC

Aaron Gordon   Freshman           Forward              Arizona                Pac-12

Gary Harris        Sophomore        Guard   Michigan State  Big Ten

Joe Jackson        Senior   Guard   Memphis             American Athletic

Nick Johnson    Junior   Guard   Arizona                Pac-12

DeAndre Kane  Senior   Guard   Iowa State          Big 12

Sean Kilpatrick Senior   Guard   Cincinnati           American Athletic

Roy Devyn Marble         Senior   Guard   Iowa     Big Ten

Doug McDermott            Senior   Forward              Creighton            Big East

Shabazz Napier                Senior   Guard   Connecticut       American Athletic

Jabari Parker Freshman         Forward            Duke    ACC

Lamar Patterson         Senior Forward            Pittsburgh       ACC

Casey Prather   Senior   Forward              Florida SEC

Julius Randle     Freshman           Forward              Kentucky            SEC

Marcus Smart   Sophomore        Guard   Oklahoma State               Big 12

Russ Smith         Senior   Guard   Louisville            American Athletic

Nik Stauskas      Sophomore        Guard   Michigan             Big Ten

Xavier Thames Senior   Guard   San Diego State                Mountain West

Fred VanVleet   Sophomore        Guard   Wichita State    Missouri Valley

Andrew Wiggins              Freshman           Guard   Kansas  Big 12

Chaz Williams  Senior   Guard   Massachusetts  Atlantic 10