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Josh Hart Named Naismith Trophy Semi-Finalist

Villanova Senior Guard, Josh Hart has been named one of 10 Semi-Finalists for the prestigious James A. Naismith Trophy for most outstanding college basketball player ...

On March 1st, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the Naismith semifinalists in consideration for the 2017 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year. The 4 finalists will be announced March 19, 2017. 

 

The 49th awarding of the James A. Naismith Trophy to the most outstanding college basketball player will be presented at the annual Final Four Awards Brunch on Sunday, April 2 in Scottsdale.  

 

2017 Naismith Trophy Men's College Player of the Year Semifinalists

Last Name

First Name

Class

Position

School

Conference

Ball

Lonzo

Freshman

G

UCLA

Pac 12

Happ

Ethan

R-Sophomore

F

Wisconsin

Big Ten

Hart

Josh

Senior

G

Villanova

Big East

Jackson

Justin

Junior

F/G

North Carolina

ACC

Jackson

Josh 

Freshman

G

Kansas

Big 12

Kennard

Luke

Sophomore

G

Duke

ACC

Mason III

Frank

Senior

G

Kansas

Big 12

Motley

Johnathan

Junior

F

Baylor

Big 12

Swanigan

Caleb

Sophomore

F

Purdue

Big Ten

Williams-Goss

Nigel

R-Junior

G

Gonzaga

West Coast

 

Josh Hart could become the first Villanova player to receive the award.

Michael Bradley (one of 15 Finalists in 2001) and Allan Ray (one of 4 Finalists in 2006) were named Finalists for the Award.


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