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Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Knox named to Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List


Congratulations to Hamidou Diallo and Kevin Knox, who were just named to the watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, given annually by the US Basketball Writers Association to the best player in college basketball.

Diallo and Knox are two of 32 players on the list, which includes nine freshmen. Kentucky is one of three schools with multiple players on the list, along with Arizona and Duke. Duke had four players on the list: Grayson Allen, Marvin Bagley III, Wendell Carter Jr. and Trevon Duval.

2017-18 OSCAR ROBERTSON TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST (32)
Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown
G Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure 6-2 190 Sr. Baltimore, Md.
F Deng Adel, Louisville 6-7 200 Jr. Melbourne, Australia
G Grayson Allen, Duke 6-5 205 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla.
G KeVaughn Allen, Florida 6-2 193 Jr. Little Rock, Ark.
F Deandre Ayton, Arizona 7-1 250 Fr. Nassau, Bahamas
F Marvin Bagley III, Duke 6-11 234 Fr. Phoenix, Ariz.
C Mohamed Bamba, Texas 6-11 225 Fr. New York, N.Y.
G Joel Berry II, North Carolina 6-0 195 Sr. Apopka, Fla.
G Trevon Bluiett, Xavier 6-6 198 Sr. Indianapolis, Ind.
F Miles Bridges, Michigan State 6-7 225 So. Flint, Mich.
G Bruce Brown Jr., Miami 6-5 190 So. Boston, Mass.
G Jalen Brunson, Villanova 6-3 190 Jr. Lincolnshire, Ill.
G Jevon Carter, West Virginia 6-2 205 Sr. Maywood, Ill.
F Wendell Carter Jr., Duke 6-10 259 Fr. Atlanta, Ga.
F Gary Clark, Cincinnati 6-8 225 Sr. Clayton, N.C.
F Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame 6-6 224 Sr. New Bedford, Mass.
F Mike Daum, South Dakota State 6-9 150 Jr. Kimball, Neb.
C Angel Delgado, Seton Hall 6-10 245 Sr. Bajos de Haina, D.R.
G Hamidou Diallo, Kentucky 6-5 198 Fr. Queens, N.Y.
G Trevon Duval, Duke 6-3 186 Fr. New Castle, Del.
G Devonté Graham, Kansas 6-2 185 Sr. Raleigh, N.C.
C Ethan Happ, Wisconsin 6-10 235 Jr. Milan, Ill.
F Kevin Knox, Kentucky 6-9 215 Fr. Tampa, Fla.
C Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s 6-11 255 Sr. Malvern East, Australia
F Yante Maten, Georgia 6-8 240 Sr. Pontiac, Mich.
F Chimezie Metu, USC 6-11 225 Jr. Lawndale, Calif.
F Michael Porter Jr., Missouri 6-10 215 Fr. Columbia, Mo.
G Collin Sexton, Alabama 6-3 190 Fr. Mableton, Ga.
G Landry Shamet, Wichita State 6-4 180 So. Kansas City, Mo.
F Reid Travis, Stanford 6-8 245 Jr. Minneapolis, Minn.
G Allonzo Trier, Arizona 6-5 205 Jr. Seattle, Wash.
F Robert Williams, Texas A&M 6-10 241 So. Oil City, La.
By conference: ACC 8, SEC 7, Pac-12 4, Big 12 3, Big East 3, American Athletic 2, Big Ten 2, Atlantic-10 1, Summit League 1, West Coast 1.
By position: Forwards 15, Guards 14, Centers 3.
By class: Seniors 11, Juniors 8, Sophomores 4, Freshmen 9.

So, the USBWA thinks Knox is one of the best 32 players in the country, but ESPN doesn’t put him in its top 50. Right.

[USBWA]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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One response to “Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Knox named to Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List”

  1. Kat4Life

    Mike Daum ……. 6’9″ 150 ???