Russ Smith Named One Of 10 Naismith Award Semifinalists

The individual accolades continue to pile up for Russ Smith, who has been named one of the 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Award, one of college basketball's major Player of the Year honors.

From March 3-17 the voting academy will select four finalists from this group. Those finalists will be announced on March 23.

Here are your semifinalists:

Full Name

Class

Position

School

Conference

Tyler Ennis

Freshman

Guard

Syracuse

ACC

Nick Johnson

Junior

Guard

Arizona

Pac-12

Sean Kilpatrick

Senior

Guard

Cincinnati

American Athletic

Doug McDermott

Senior

Forward

Creighton

Big East

Shabazz Napier

Senior

Guard

Connecticut

American Athletic

Jabari Parker

Freshman

Forward

Duke

ACC

Julius Randle

Freshman

Forward

Kentucky

SEC

Russ Smith

Senior

Guard

Louisville

American Athletic

Fred VanVleet

Sophomore

Guard

Wichita State

Missouri Valley

Andrew Wiggins

Freshman

Guard

Kansas

Big 12

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