The 50-player watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2012-2013 college basketball season. The Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year will be awarded on April 7 in Atlanta.

Players' statistics are through Jan. 24.

2012-13 NAISMITH EARLY SEASON WATCH LIST
  PLAYER CLASS POS. SCHOOL PPG 3-PT% FT% APG RPG
Kyle Anderson FR F UCLA 9.8 .211 .725 3.7 9.2
Chane Behanan SO F Louisville 10.9 .111 .542 0.9 7.6
Kenny Boynton SR G Florida 13.3 .345 .821 2.8 3.5
Lorenzo Brown JR G NC State 12.8 .314 .753 6.9 4.5
Trey Burke SO G Michigan 17.8 .382 .797 7.2 2.9
Isaiah Cannan SR G Murray State 21.2 .404 .786 4.1 3.6
Michael Carter-Williams SO G Syracuse 12.3 .282 .729 9.2 4.8
Rotnei Clarke SR G Butler 16.3 .444 .833 2.4 2.7
Jack Cooley SR F Notre Dame 14.8 .500 .667 0.9 10.6
DJ Cooper SR G Ohio 14.1 .357 .682 8.3 3.5
Aaron Craft JR G Ohio State 8.9 .320 .816 4.7 3.2
Matthew Dellavedova SR G Saint Mary’s 16.6 .384 .884 6.7 3.1
Gorgui Dieng JR C Louisville 8.8 .000 .667 2.1 10.1
Michael Dixon Jr. JR G Missouri Suspended from team; left school.
Jamaal Franklin JR G San Diego State 17.8 .256 .779 3.4 9.6
Tim Frazier SR G Penn State 16.3 .182 .846 3.8 4.5
Archie Goodwin FR G Kentucky 14.6 .297 .664 3.3 5.0
Elias Harris SR F Gonzaga 15.5 .125 .781 1.6 7.1
Pierre Jackson SR G Baylor 18.6 .360 .788 5.9 3.6
Sean Kilpatrick JR G/F Cincinnati 18.4 .347 .722 1.9 5.4
CJ Leslie JR F NC State 15.3 .250 .634 1.3 6.8
Mark Lyons SR G Arizona 15.2 .337 .885 3.1 1.8
Trevor Mbakwe SR F Minnesota 9.9 .000 .633 1.1 8.6
James Michael McAdoo SO F North Carolina 14.7 .000 .583 1.3 8.3
CJ McCollum SR G Lehigh 23.9 .516 .849 2.9 5.0
Doug McDermott JR F Creighton 23.8 .488 .869 1.7 7.1
Rodney McGruder SR G Kansas State 15.4 .345 .744 2.0 5.1
Ben McLemore FR G Kansas 16.1 .446 .871 2.0 5.4
Tony Mitchell SO F North Texas 14.1 .286 .676 0.7 8.5
Mike Moser JR F UNLV 8.6 .241 .781 1.7 6.7
Shabazz Muhammad FR G/F UCLA 18.2 .471 .719 0.8 4.9
Nerlens Noel FR F Kentucky 10.7 .000 .571 1.7 9.4
Kevin Pangos SO G Gonzaga 12.1 .430 .787 3.7 2.2
Mason Plumlee SR F Duke 17.3 .000 .644 1.8 11.4
Otto Porter SO F Georgetown 14.6 .450 .683 2.6 7.7
Alex Poythress FR F Kentucky 12.7 .474 .700 0.5 6.3
Phil Pressey JR G Missouri 11.9 .309 .759 7.2 3.1
Andre Roberson JR F Colorado 10.6 .400 ..521 1.7 11.9
Peyton Siva SR G Louisville 11.5 .352 .893 6.1 2.3
Marcus Smart FR G Oklahoma State 13.2 .304 .753 4.5 5.7
Michael Snaer SR G Florida State 14.5 .400 .798 2.6 4.8
Jarnell Stokes SO F Tennessee 10.9 .000 .527 1.0 7.5
Adonis Thomas SO F Memphis 10.4 .195 .762 1.9 4.0
Deshaun Thomas JR F Ohio State 20.5 .419 .800 1.5 6.7
Christian Watford SR F Indiana 12.7 .425 .826 0.9 6.7
Jeff Withey SR C Kansas 13.0 .000 .696 0.9 8.3
Nate Wolters SR G South Dakota State 20.7 .346 .813 5.8 5.8
BJ Young SO G Arkansas 16.9 .465 .653 4.1 4.3
Patric Young JR C Florida 11.1 .000 .523 0.9 6.4
Cody Zeller SO F Indiana 16.4 .000 .721 1.3 8.2

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Early season Naismith watch list highlighted by McDermott, Zeller