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.
For more information, visit naismithawards.com.
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