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NCAA.com | February 28, 2018

Naismith Award semifinalists announced

Naismith Semifinalists

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:

Name School Conference Class Position
Deandre Ayton Arizona Pac-12 Freshman Forward
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

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