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Doug McDermott has been one of four finalists for Naismith Trophy each of the last two years.
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Doug McDermott Named to Naismith Trophy Watch List

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Atlanta Tip-Off Club has named Creighton University forward Doug McDermott to the 50-person preseason watch list for the 2013-14 Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T.

McDermott has been one of four finalists for the award each of the last two seasons.

The 50-player watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2013-2014 college basketball season. The Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T will be awarded during the Final Four.

Being named to the Naismith Trophy Watch List is the latest in a long line of preseason acclaim for the Bluejay senior. In addition to being named the Preseason BIG EAST Player of the Year, McDermott has also been named a Preseason First Team All-American by the Associated Press, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, CBSSports.com, NBCSports.com and Sporting News. McDermott is also one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award and one of 15 on the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List.

McDermott has been named on the Naismith Trophy Watch List each of the last two seasons as well.

McDermott, the lone returning First Team All-American from the 2012-13 season, averaged 23.2 points and 7.7 rebounds last season to lead Creighton to a 28-8 season a year ago. He led the country with 284 field goals and 834 points points while also shooting a school-record 49.0 percent from three-point range.

Through three games of his senior season, McDermott leads the BIG EAST Conference in scoring at 25.7 points per game. He is shooting 55.8 percent from the field, 53.3 percent from three-point range and 78.6 percent at the line. He hit his first career game-winner in CU's most recent game, an 83-79 win at Saint Joseph's, last Saturday.

McDermott and the Bluejays continue the 2013-14 season on Saturday with a 2:32 pm game against Tulsa.

Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List – Men’s Top 50

NAME

CLASS

POSITION

SCHOOL

CONFERENCE

Jordan Adams

So.

G

UCLA

Pac-12

Kyle Anderson

So.

G-F

UCLA

Pac-12

Isaiah Austin

So.

C

Baylor

Big 12

Jerrelle Benimon

Sr.

F

Towson

Colonial Athletic

Jahii Carson

So.

G

Arizona State

Pac-12

Semaj Christon

So.

G

Xavier

Big East

Aaron Craft

Sr.

G

Ohio State

Big Ten

Sam Dekker

So.

F

Wisconsin

Big Ten

Spencer Dinwiddie

Jr.

G

Colorado

Pac-12

Cleanthony Early

Sr.

F

Wichita State

Missouri Valley

Perry Ellis

So.

F

Kansas

Big 12

C.J. Fair

Sr.

F

Syracuse

ACC

Yogi Ferrell

So.

G

Indiana

Big Ten

Aaron Gordon

Fr.

F

Arizona

Pac-12

Treveon Graham

Jr.

G

VCU

Atlantic 10

Jerian Grant

Sr.

G

Notre Dame

ACC

Montrezl Harrell

So.

F

Louisville

American Athletic

Gary Harris

So.

G

Michigan State

Big Ten

Joe Harris

Sr.

G

Virginia

ACC

Andrew Harrison

Fr.

G

Kentucky

SEC

Tyler Haws

Jr.

G

BYU

West Coast

Marshall Henderson

Sr.

G

Ole Miss

SEC

Rodney Hood

So.

F

Duke

ACC

Joe Jackson

Sr.

G

Memphis

American Athletic

Cory Jefferson

Sr.

F

Baylor

Big 12

Sean Kilpatrick

Sr.

G

Cincinnati

American Athletic

Alex Kirk

Jr.

C

New Mexico

Mountain West

Doug McDermott

Sr.

F

Creighton

Big East

Mitch McGary

So.

F

Michigan

Big Ten

Jordan McRae

Sr.

G

Tennessee

SEC

James Michael McAdoo

Jr.

F

North Carolina

ACC

Shabazz Napier

Sr.

G

UConn

American Athletic

Johnny O'Bryant III

Jr.

F

LSU

SEC

Kevin Pangos

Jr.

G

Gonzaga

West Coast

Jabari Parker

Fr.

F

Duke

ACC

Adreian Payne

Sr.

C

Michigan State

Big Ten

Julius Randle

Fr.

F

Kentucky

SEC

Juvonte Reddic

Sr.

F

VCU

Atlantic 10

Glenn Robinson III

So.

F

Michigan

Big Ten

LaQuinton Ross

Jr.

F

Ohio State

Big Ten

Wayne Selden, Jr.

Fr.

G

Kansas

Big 12

Marcus Smart

So.

G

Oklahoma State

Big 12

Russ Smith

Sr.

G

Louisville

American Athletic

Jarnell Stokes

Jr.

F

Tennessee

SEC

Rasheed Sulaimon

So.

G

Duke

ACC

Noah Vonleh

Fr.

F

Indiana

Big Ten

Andrew Wiggins

Fr.

G

Kansas

Big 12

Kendall Williams

Sr.

G

New Mexico

Mountain West

Chaz Williams

Sr.

G

UMass

Atlantic 10

James Young

Fr.

G

Kentucky

SEC

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