3 Canadians Named to Naismith Player of the Year Watch List

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Kitchener, ON's Jamal Murray. (PHOTO: UK Athletics)

Kitchener, ON’s Jamal Murray. (PHOTO: UK Athletics)

The Naismith Trophy announced its midseason list of candidates for the player of the year award–three Canadian were on it, a list comprised of 35 players across America.

Jamal Murray (Kitchener, ON / Kentucky)

  • jamal murray dpAveraging 18.5 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 2.3 APG for the 18-6 Kentucky Wildcats.
  • 5th in Scoring Among NCAA Freshman
  • 40% 3P FG
  • First freshman in UK history with 2 3-point games (33, 35)
  • Has hit at least one 3-pointer in every game
  • On pace to set scoring record in John Calipari Era
  • 1 of 2 freshman to make list (Ben Simmons)

 

Dillon Brooks (Mississauga, ON / Oregon)

  • dillon brooks dpAveraging 16.9 PPG, 6 RPG, 3.2 APG for 20-4 Oregon Ducks
  • 3rd in PAC-12 in scoring
  • Frontrunner PAC-12 Player of the Year
  • Career-high 30 points VS Utah

 

 

 

Kyle Wiltjer (British Columbia / Gonzaga)

  • Kyle Wiltjer recordAveraging 21.8 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 1.5 APG for 19-5 Gonzaga
  • 14 20+ point
  • 5 30+ point games
  • 4 Double-Doubles
  • Leads Gonzaga with 61 3-pointers
  • 2-time WCC player of the week

 

Winner of the Naismith award will be announced April 3 at the NCAA Final Four.

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