Washington's Isaiah Thomas and Washington State's Klay Thompson have both been named to the 30 midseason candidates for the 2010-11 Naismith Trophy, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Friday.
The trophy is presented annually to college basketball’s men’s and women’s player of the year. The Atlantic Tipoff Club, founded during the1956-57 season, has presented the Naismith Trophy every year since UCLA’s Lew Alcindor first won the award in 1969.
Here is the full midseason list:
Alec Burks, Colorado, Guard, SophomoreMalcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech, Guard, SeniorMarcus Denmon, Missouri, Guard, JuniorKenneth Faried, Morehead State, Forward/Center, SeniorJimmer Fredette, BYU, Guard, SeniorAustin Freeman, Georgetown, Guard, SeniorJordan Hamilton, Texas, Guard/Forward, SophomoreBen Hansbrough, Notre Dame, Guard, SeniorTu Holloway, Xavier, Guard, JuniorRick Jackson, Syracuse, Forward, SeniorCharles Jenkins, Hofstra, Guard, SeniorJaJuan Johnson, Purdue, Forward/Center, SeniorTerrence Jones, Kentucky, Forward, FreshmanKawhi Leonard, San Diego State, Forward, SophomoreJon Leuer, Wisconsin, Forward, SeniorDemetri McCamey, Illinois, Guard, SeniorMickey McConnell Saint Mary’s, Guard, SeniorE’Twaun Moore, Purdue, Guard, SeniorMarcus Morris, Kansas, Forward, JuniorKyle Singler, Duke, Forward, SeniorChris Singleton, Florida State, Forward, JuniorNolan Smith, Duke, Guard, SeniorJared Sullinger, Ohio State, Forward/Center, FreshmanIsaiah Thomas, Washington, Guard, JuniorTrey Thompkins, Georgia, Forward/Center, JuniorKlay Thompson, Washington State, Guard, JuniorKemba Walker, Connecticut, Guard, JuniorBrad Wanamaker, Pittsburgh, Guard, SeniorDerrick Williams, Arizona, Forward, SophomoreJordan Williams, Maryland, Forward, Sophomore