College basketball: Naismith Award 10 semifinalists announced
The 10 Naismith Award semifinalists were announced on Wednesday.
The semifinalists include three freshmen, one sophomore, two juniors and four seniors. Guard is the most common position represented among the group.
Nine of the 10 players' teams are represented in the latest AP Top 25 poll, including five teams in the top 10. The nation's scoring and assist leader, Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young, is among the semifinalists, as are fellow Big 12 guards Devonte' Graham of Kansas and Texas Tech's Keenan Evans.
The winner of the 2018 Naismith Award will be announced on April 1.
Here is the full list of 10:
|Marvin Bagley III||Duke||ACC||Freshman||Forward|
|Keita Bates-Diop||Ohio State||Big Ten||Junior||Forward|
|Trevon Bluiett||Xavier||Big East||Senior||Guard|
|Miles Bridges||Michigan State||Big Ten||Sophomore||Guard/Forward|
|Jalen Brunson||Villanova||Big East||Junior||Guard|
|Keenan Evans||Texas Tech||Big 12||Senior||Guard|
|Devonte' Graham||Kansas||Big 12||Senior||Guard|
|Jock Landale||St. Mary's||WCC||Senior||Center|
|Trae Young||Oklahoma||Big 12||Freshman||Guard|