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 Feb. 7.

2012-13 NAISMITH EARLY SEASON WATCH LIST
  PLAYER CLASS POS. SCHOOL PPG 3-PT% FT% APG RPG
Kyle Anderson FR F UCLA 9.3 17.4 71.8 3.6 9.0
Chane Behanan SO F Louisville 10.4 10.0 54.7 1.0 7.2
Kenny Boynton SR G Florida 13.2 34.8 83.3 3.3 3.3
Lorenzo Brown JR G NC State 12.7 34.2 77.0 6.9 4.3
Trey Burke SO G Michigan 18.1 37.9 77.8 7.2 3.1
Isaiah Cannan SR G Murray State 21.2 38.8 78.9 4.1 3.7
Michael Carter-Williams SO G Syracuse 12.2 28.0 72.2 8.5 4.8
Rotnei Clarke SR G Butler 17.1 44.0 85.2 2.9 2.7
Jack Cooley SR F Notre Dame 14.8 50.0 68.0 0.9 11.3
D.J. Cooper SR G Ohio 14.1 34.4 70.9 7.9 3.4
Aaron Craft JR G Ohio State 9.3 31.0 81.7 4.5 3.8
Matthew Dellavedova SR G Saint Mary’s 15.8 38.2 89.0 6.6 3.0
Gorgui Dieng JR C Louisville 8.9 -- 67.9 2.1 9.8
Michael Dixon Jr. JR G Missouri Suspended from team; left school.
Jamaal Franklin JR G San Diego State 17.6 26.0 78.2 3.5 9.4
Tim Frazier SR G Penn State Injured four games into season.
Archie Goodwin FR G Kentucky 14.7 26.2 66.7 3.2 4.9
Elias Harris SR F Gonzaga 14.7 17.2 78.0 1.7 7.0
Pierre Jackson SR G Baylor 19.3 36.2 79.2 6.0 3.6
Sean Kilpatrick JR G/F Cincinnati 18.3 33.7 71.6 1.9 5.3
C.J. Leslie JR F NC State 15.7 25.0 64.7 1.3 7.4
Mark Lyons SR G Arizona 15.4 34.2 87.8 3.0 1.9
Trevor Mbakwe SR F Minnesota 9.5 -- 61.1 1.2 8.7
James Michael McAdoo SO F North Carolina 15.3 0.0 58.7 1.3 8.4
C.J. McCollum SR G Lehigh 23.9 51.6 84.9 2.9 5.0
Doug McDermott JR F Creighton 23.3 50.5 86.7 1.8 7.3
Rodney McGruder SR G Kansas State 14.6 34.4 72.4 1.8 5.4
Ben McLemore FR G Kansas 16.3 42.6 86.5 1.9 5.5
Tony Mitchell SO F North Texas 13.8 29.1 67.2 0.7 8.4
Mike Moser JR F UNLV 7.4 24.2 76.5 1.6 6.4
Shabazz Muhammad FR G/F UCLA 18.6 42.9 72.6 0.9 5.0
Nerlens Noel FR F Kentucky 10.6 -- 51.7 1.7 9.5
Kevin Pangos SO G Gonzaga 11.5 44.6 79.6 3.5 2.3
Mason Plumlee SR F Duke 18.2 -- 65.1 1.9 10.7
Otto Porter Jr. SO F Georgetown 14.8 46.2 70.7 2.4 7.6
Alex Poythress FR F Kentucky 12.5 45.5 71.8 0.4 6.6
Phil Pressey JR G Missouri 12.2 29.6 78.6 7.0 3.0
Andre Roberson JR F Colorado 10.7 39.5 53.2 1.6 11.7
Peyton Siva SR G Louisville 10.6 34.2 86.9 6.1 2.2
Marcus Smart FR G Oklahoma State 14.2 27.7 77.1 4.7 5.9
Michael Snaer SR G Florida State 13.9 39.8 80.2 2.5 4.6
Jarnell Stokes SO F Tennessee 12.0 -- 56.8 1.2 8.5
Adonis Thomas SO F Memphis 10.6 25.5 71.9 1.8 4.0
Deshaun Thomas JR F Ohio State 19.9 40.0 82.3 1.6 6.1
Christian Watford SR F Indiana 12.9 46.8 82.1 0.9 6.7
Jeff Withey SR C Kansas 13.0 -- 67.6 0.9 8.3
Nate Wolters SR G South Dakota State 22.2 40.7 81.3 5.5 5.8
BJ Young SO G Arkansas 16.5 23.0 68.9 4.1 4.0
Patric Young JR C Florida 11.0 -- 50.0 0.9 6.6
Cody Zeller SO F Indiana 16.2 0.0 74.8 1.3 8.3

Related:
Early season Naismith watch list highlighted by McDermott, Zeller