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UK Recruits Make Naismith Watch List

Lost in the shuffle of the past week was the news that two of Kentucky’s recruits made the final 10 for the Boy’s High School Basketball Naismith Award. The list is compiled by leading basketball journalists from around the country (meaning none of us got a vote). Both of UK’s prospects to make the list are, no big surprise here, point guards. Brandon Knight and Josh Selby are two of three point guards to make the list (Kyrie Irving) and the only remaining prospects on the list that are still undecided in their college destination.

Former Kentucky targets Will Barton, Harrison Barnes and Tobias Harris also made the list. In February, the same group of fat old journalists will sit down with their massive spread of hospitality buffet food and trim the list to five. Roy Williams  and North Carolina are the proud recipients of two commitments from the list.

2010 Naismith Boy’s High School Player of the Year Watch list:

Last name First Name School City State Position Class College
Barnes Harrison Ames Ames Iowa Guard Senior North Carolina
Sullinger Jared Northland Columbus Ohio Center Senior Ohio State
Knight Brandon Pine Crest Fort Lauderdale Florida Guard Senior Undecided
Selby Josh Lake Clifton Baltimore Maryland Guard Senior Undecided
Irving Kyrie St. Patrick West Orange New Jersey Guard Senior Duke
Harris Tobias Half Hallow Hills West Glen Head New York Forward Senior Tennessee
Jones Perry Duncanville Duncanville Texas Forward Senior Baylor
Barton Will Brewster Academy Wolfboro New Hampshire Guard Senior Memphis
Thompson Tristan Findlay Prep Henderson Nevada Forward Senior Texas
Bullock Reggie Kinston Kinston North Carolina Guard Senior North Carolina

Former winners of the Naismith award include Jason Kidd, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

Article written by Dustin Rumbaugh

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