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Damion Lee makes Naismith Award Early Season Watch List

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The Naismith Trophy (National Player of the Year) has released its early season watch list which includes, according to them, the top 50 players in the country. It's a list that includes Louisville senior Damion Lee.

Here's the full list:

Name CLASS POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Grayson Allen Sophomore SG Duke ACC
Ryan Anderson Senior PF Arizona Pac 12
Ryan Arcidiacono Senior PG Villanova Big East
Ron  Baker Senior SG Wichita St. Missouri Valley
DeAndre Bembry Junior F Saint Joseph Atlantic 10
Malcolm Brogdon Senior SG Virginia ACC
Jaylen Brown Freshman SF California Pac 12
Kyle Collinsworth Senior G BYU West Coast
Kellen Dunham Senior G Butler Big East
Kris Dunn Junior G Providence Big East
Perry Ellis Senior PF Kansas Big 12
AJ English Senior G Iona MAAC
Yogi Ferrell Senior PG Indiana Big 10
Rico Gathers Senior F Baylor Big 12
Michael Gbinjie Senior F Syracuse ACC
Jack Gibbs Junior G Davidson Atlantic 10
AJ Hammons Senior C Purdue Big 10
Shaquille Harrison Senior G Tulsa American Athletic
Nigel Hayes Junior F Wisconsin Big 10
Buddy  Hield Senior SG Oklahoma Big 12
Danuel House Senior G Texas A&M SEC
Brandon Ingram Freshman G-F Duke ACC
Demetrius Jackson Junior G Notre Dame ACC
Justin Jackson Sophomore SF North Carolina ACC
Damian Jones Junior C Vanderbilt SEC
Skal Labissiere Freshman PF Kentucky SEC
Damion Lee Senior G Louisville ACC
Caris LeVert Senior G Michigan Big 10
Frank Mason III Junior PG Kansas Big 12
Sheldon McClellan Senior G Miami (Fla.) ACC
Nic  Moore Senior PG SMU American Athletic
Monte Morris Junior G Iowa State Big 12
Jamal Murray Freshman SG Kentucky SEC
Malik Newman Freshman G Mississippi State SEC
Georges Niang Senior PF Iowa State Big 12
Marcus Paige Senior PG North Carolina ACC
Gary Payton II Senior G Oregon State Pac 12
Jakob Poeltl Sophomore F-C Utah Pac 12
Domantas  Sabonis Sophomore PF Gonzaga West Coast
Wayne Selden Jr. Junior G-F Kansas Big 12
Ben Simmons Freshman F LSU SEC
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera Senior G Georgetown Big East
Caleb Swanigan Freshman F Purdue Big 10
Isaiah Taylor Junior PG Texas Big 12
Melo Trimble Sophomore PG Maryland Big 10
Tyler Ulis Sophomore PG Kentucky SEC
Denzel Valentine Senior G Michigan State Big 10
Fred VanVleet Senior PG Wichita St. Missouri Valley
Tyrone Wallace Senior PG California Pac 12
Kyle Wiltjer Senior PF Gonzaga West Coast

This is the award which has foolishly given me a vote, so here's hoping Damion makes it as a finalist.