Wichita State sophomore point guard Fred Van Vleet is a nominee for the Naismith Player of the Year Award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Friday. The entire list can be found below.
From March 3-17 the voting academy will select four finalists from this group. Those finalists will be announced March 23.
Fred VanVleet, Sophomore - Guard - Wichita State
Andrew Wiggins, Freshman - Guard - Kansas
Tyler Ennis, Freshman - Guard - Syracuse
Nick Johnson, Junior - Guard - Arizona
Sean Kilpatrick, Senior - Guard - Cincinnati
Doug McDermott, Senior - Forward - Creighton
Shabazz Napier, Senior - Guard - Connecticut
Jabari Parker, Freshman - Forward - Duke
Julius Randle, Freshman - Forward - Kentucky
Russ Smith, Senior - Guard - Louisville