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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named to Nick Richards Preseason Watch List

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been named an early candidate for the Nick Richards Award, given annually to the best center in college basketball.

Wait, I mean, Nick Richards has been named an early candidate for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, given annually to the best center in college basketball. (Sorry, I get my all-time greats mixed up.)

Richards is one of 21 big men to land a spot on the preseason watch list:

Daniel Gafford, Arkansas
Austin Wiley, Auburn
James Thompson IV, Eastern Michigan
Jessie Govan, Georgetown
Killian Tillie, Gonzaga
Alessandro Lever, Grand Canyon
Udoka Azubuike, Kansas
Nick Richards, Kentucky
Cameron Krutwig, Loyola Chicago
Naz Reid, LSU
Jalen Smith, Maryland
Dewan Hernandez, Miami
Nick Ward, Michigan State
Jontay Porter, Missouri
Bol Bol, Oregon
Tacko Fall, UCF
Moses Brown, UCLA
James Dickey, UNC Greensboro
Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky
Nathan Knight, William & Mary
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

The sophomore from Jamaica by way of New York is looking to be the program’s first winner of the award since its inception in 2015.

Go Richards.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named to Nick Richards Preseason Watch List



  1. addyjaxlarkin
    2:34 pm October 19, 2018 Permalink

    ?????? Proofread this stuff man before you post it. Embarrassing



  2. RockyMtnCatFan
    2:34 pm October 19, 2018 Permalink

    Interesting that a quarter of that list is compiled with SEC players.. Love to see the talent level in our conference continuing to rise! Richards will have his work cut out for him throughout the season for sure!



    • Ridge Runner
      3:32 pm October 19, 2018 Permalink

      Agreed, SEC continues to rise.



  3. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    3:00 pm October 19, 2018 Permalink

    This can’t be a serious response. Tell me this isn’t a serious response. Franklin’s joke was kind of meh in this reader’s opinion, but it was clearly a joke to anyone with even a hint of a whisper of a dash of an iota of a sense of humor. Surely he’s playing along with the gag somehow. Outside of brain damage there’s just no other explanation.



  4. Kat4Life
    3:13 pm October 19, 2018 Permalink

    ACC Conspicuously low



  5. terwilliger
    3:14 pm October 19, 2018 Permalink

    Good to see Ethan Happ is back for a 12th season at Wisconsin.



  6. Cleatonite
    3:53 pm October 19, 2018 Permalink

    I actually laughed out loud so… ya got me Drew.
    P.s. who names their school mascot the Maroons. Come on. Lol