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NCAA.com | February 10, 2022

30 men's basketball players land 2022 Midseason Team for Naismith Player of the Year

Illinois and Providence make moves in the top 10 of Power 36 college basketball rankings

On Thursday, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the 30 men's basketball players on its Midseason Team for the 2022 Naismith Trophy Player of the Year.

Three schools — Auburn, Purdue and Duke — had a pair of players land on the list. Freshman forward Jabari Smith and sophomore center Walker Kessler represent Auburn.

Purdue is represented by sophomore guard Jaden Ivey and Sophomore center Zach Edey. And freshman forward Paolo Banchero represents Duke along with junior forward Wendell Moore Jr.

At seven selections, the Big Ten is the conference with the most players on the list.

View the full Midseason Team below:

FULL NAME CLASS POS. SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Bennedict Mathurin So. G Arizona Pac-12
Collin Gillespie Sr. G Villanova BIG EAST
E.J. Liddell Jr. F Ohio State Big Ten
Jaden Ivey So. G Purdue Big Ten
Johnny Davis So. G Wisconsin Big Ten
Johnny Juzang Jr. G UCLA Pac-12
Keegan Murray So. F Iowa Big Ten
Kofi Cockburn Jr. C Illinois Big Ten
Oscar Tshiebwe Jr. F Kentucky SEC
Paolo Banchero Fr. F Duke ACC
Trayce Jackson-Davis Jr. F Indiana Big Ten
Drew Timme Jr. F Gonzaga WCC
Jabari Smith Fr. F Auburn SEC
Ochai Agbaji Sr. G Kansas Big 12
Chet Holmgren Fr. F Gonzaga WCC
James Akinjo Sr. G Baylor Big 12
Alondes Williams G Sr. Wake Forest ACC
David Roddy Jr. F Colorado State Mountain West
Isaiah Mobley Jr. F USC Pac-12
Max Abmas Jr. G Oral Roberts Summit
Walker Kessler So. C Auburn SEC
Justin Lewis Fr. F Marquette BIG EAST
Zach Edey So. C Purdue Big Ten
Armando Bacot Jr. F/C North Carolina ACC
Kendric Davis Sr. G SMU AAC
Orlando Robinson Jr. F Fresno St. Mountain West
Tari Eason So. F LSU SEC
Wendell Moore Jr. Jr. F Duke ACC
Izaiah Brockington Sr. G Iowa St. Big 12
Kenneth Lofton Jr. Fr. F Louisiana Tech USA

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