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2017 Naismith Trophy High School Boys Player of the Year Preseason Watch List

On November 15, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced 50 players to watch as consideration of the 2017 Naismith High School Boys’ Player of the Year award. The mid-season team, consisting of 25 candidates, will be announced on January 12, 2017.

There are several Duke recruiting targets on the list including Marvin Bagley III, Mohamed Bamba, Wendell Carter, Matt Coleman, Trevon Duval, Kevin Knox, Cameron Reddish, and Zion Williamson. Also on the list is recent Duke commit, Gary Trent Jr.

Below is the complete list for 2017:

Last Name First Name Hometown High School Class Position
Ayton Deandre Phoenix, AZ Hillcrest Academy Senior C
Bagley III Marvin Phoenix, AZ Sierra Canyon Junior PF
Bamba Mohamed Harlem, NY Westtown School Senior C
Barrett R.J. Mississauga, Ont., Canada Montverde Academy Sophomore SF
Bassey Charles San Antonio, TX Saint Anthony Catholic Sophomore PF
Bowen Brian Saginaw, MI La Lumiere School Senior SF
Brown Chaundee Orlando, FL The First Academy Senior SG
Brown Jordan Roseville, CA Woodcreek Junior C
Brown Christian Columbia, SC A.C. Flora Sophomore SF
Brown, Jr. Troy Las Vegas, NV Centennial Senior SF
Carter Wendell Atlanta, GA Pace Academy Senior PF
Coleman Matt Norfolk, VA Oak Hill Academy Senior PG
De Sousa Silvio Bradenton, FL IMG Academy Junior PF
Diallo Hamidou Queens, NY Putnam Science Academy Senior SG
Duval Trevon Wilmington, DE IMG Academy Senior SG
Felton Jalek Mullins, SC Gray Collegiate Academy Senior SG
Green Quade Philadelphia, PA Neumann-Goretti Senior PG
Hands Jaylen San Diego, CA Foothill Christian Senior PG
Harvey, Jr. D.J. Bowie, MD DeMatha Catholic Senior SF
Hurt Matthew Rochester, MN John Marshall Sophomore PF
Jackson Jaren Indianapolis, IN La Lumiere Senior PF
Knox Kevin Tampa, FL Tampa Catholic Senior SF
Langford Romeo New Albany, IN New Albany Senior Junior SG
Lykes Chris Bowie, MD Gonzaga College Senior PG
Marial Chol Cheshire, CT Cheshire Academy Sophomore C
McCoy Brandon San Diego, CA Cathedral Catholic Senior C
Mitchell Davion Stockbridge, GA Liberty County Senior PG
Montgomery E.J. Marietta, GA Wheeler Junior PF
Moore Khavon Macon, GA Westside Junior SF
O'Bannon, Jr. Charles Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman Senior SF
Petty John Huntsville, AL Jemison Senior SG
Porter, Jr. Michael Seattle, WA Nathan Hale Senior SF
Preston Billy Los Angeles, CA Oak Hill Academy Senior F
Quickley Immanuel Bel Air, MD The John Carroll School Junior PG
Reddish Cameron Norristown, PA Westtown School Junior SF
Richards Nick Queens, NY The Patrick School Senior C
Riley Cody Chatsworth, CA Sierra Canyon Senior PF
Robinson Mitchell New Orleans, LA Chalmette Senior C
Sexton Collin Mableton, GA Pebblebrook Senior SG
Smart Javonte Baton Rouge, LA Scotlandville Magnet  Junior PG
Tilmon Jeremiah East St. Louis, IL La Lumiere School Senior C
Trent Jr. Gary Apple Valley, MN Prolific Prep Senior SG
Vanderbilt Jarred Houston, TX Victory Prep Academy Senior PF
Walker Lonnie Reading, PA Reading Senior SG
Walker M.J. Jonesboro, GA Jonesboro Senior SG
Washington P.J. Las Vegas, NV Findlay College Prep Senior PF
Wiley Austin Hoover, AL Conrad Academy Senior PF
Wilkes Kris Indianapolis, IN North Central Senior SF
Williams Malik Fort Wayne, IN R. Nelson Snider Senior PF
Williamson Zion Spartanburg, SC Spartanburg Day Junior PF
Young Trae Norman, OK Norman North Senior PG