Naismith Award finalists announced
The top 30 candidates for the Naismith Award, given to the most outstanding player, were announced on Tuesday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
The finalists will be narrowed down to four in March, and the winner will be announced on April 7 in Atlanta. Last year's winner was Anthony Davis of Kentucky.
The finalists are:
Anthony Bennett, UNLV, F, Fr.
Trey Burke, Michigan, G, So.
Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse, G, So.
Allen Crabbe, Cal, G, Jr.
Matthew Dellavedova, St. Mary's, G, Sr.
Shane Larkin, Miami, G, So.
Ben McLemore, Kansas, G, Fr.
Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA, G, Fr.
Mason Plumlee, Duke, F, Sr.
Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown, F, So.
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, G, Fr.
Jeff Withey, Kansas, C, Sr.
Cody Zeller, Indiana, F, So.