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Naismith Trophy | January 22, 2020

2020 Midseason Team for Naismith Men’s Defensive Player of the Year announced

Here's why Baylor is ranked ahead of Gonzaga in Andy Katz's latest Power 36 rankings

The Naismith Trophy announced 15 players to the midseason team for the men's Defensive Player of the Year award. 

LATEST RANKINGS: A new-look top 5 in Katz's Power 36 | Baylor tops AP poll

Last year, Washington's Matisse Thybulle took home the award

Below you'll find the list of the full 2020 midseason team:

NAME CLASS POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Tyler Bey Jr. G/F Colorado Pac-12
Mamadi Diakite Sr. F Virginia ACC
Marcus Garrett Jr. G Kansas Big 12
Jacob Gilyard Jr. G Richmond Atlantic 10
Ashton Hagans So. G Kentucky SEC
Tre Jones So. G Duke ACC
Kylor Kelley Sr. F Oregon State Pac-12
Quincy McKnight Sr. G Seton Hall BIG EAST
Davion Mitchell So. G Baylor Big 12
Fatts Russell Jr. G Rhode Island Atlantic 10
Zavier Simpson Sr. G Michigan Big Ten
Aaron Thompson Jr. G Butler BIG EAST
Devin Vassell So. G Florida State ACC
Mark Vital Jr. G/F Baylor Big 12
Mike Watkins Sr. F Penn State Big Ten

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