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Five Big 12 Men's Basketball Players On Naismith Preseason List
November 07, 2011
The Big 12 Conference, which opens its men's basketball season this week, has placed five standout student-athletes on the 2011-12 Naismith Award preseason watch list. This year's list includes the top men's college basketball players from 34 schools around the country.

The watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2012 college basketball season. The Naismith Trophy will be awarded at the 2012 NCAA Men's Final Four in New Orleans.

In late February, the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors will compile a midseason team of the top 30 players in the nation. Then in March, the Naismith Trophy voting academy will vote to narrow the list to the four finalists.

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Big 12 Student-Athletes On Naismith Preseason List
Perry Jones III, Baylor
Quincy Miller, Baylor
Thomas Robinson, Kansas
Marcus Denmon, Missouri
Khris Middleton, Texas A&M


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