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Jawun Evans Named to Naismith Midseason Top 30 List

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Sophomore point guard Jawun Evans has been named to the Naismith midseason top 30 list, which was released on Thursday morning. Among the notable contenders for the prestigious award, given to the best basketball player in the country, are some familiar names such as Josh Hart of Villanova, Lonzo Ball of UCLA, Melo Trimble of Maryland, and Kansas’ Josh Jackson.

You can see the full list of names here:

Name Class Position School Conference
Dwayne Bacon Sophomore G Florida State ACC
Lonzo Ball Freshman G UCLA Pac-12
Joel Berry II Junior G North Carolina ACC
Dillon Brooks Junior F Oregon Pac-12
Jalen Brunson Sophomore G Villanova Big East
Bonzie Colson Junior F Notre Dame ACC
Jawun Evans Sophomore PG Oklahoma State Big 12
Marcus Foster Junior G Creighton Big East
De’Aaron Fox Freshman G Kentucky SEC
Markelle Fultz Freshman G Washington Pac-12
Ethan Happ R-Sophomore F Wisconsin Big Ten
Josh Hart Senior G Villanova Big East
Josh Jackson Freshman G Kansas Big 12
Justin Jackson Junior G/F North Carolina ACC
Marcus Keene Junior G Central Michigan MAC
Luke Kennard Sophomore G Duke ACC
Jock Landale Junior C St. Mary’s West Coast
TJ Leaf Freshman F UCLA Pac-12
Lauri Markkanen Freshman F Arizona Pac-12
Frank Mason III Senior G Kansas Big 12
Donovan Mitchell Sophomore G Louisville ACC
Malik Monk Freshman G Kentucky SEC
Monte Morris Senior G Iowa State Big 12
Johnathan Motley Junior F Baylor Big 12
Alec Peters Senior F Valparaiso Horizon
Dennis Smith Jr. Freshman G NC State ACC
Caleb Swanigan Sophomore F Purdue Big Ten
Sindarius Thornwell Senior G South Carolina SEC
Melo Trimble Junior G Maryland Big Ten
Nigel Williams-Goss R-Junior G Gonzaga West Coast

In 2016, it was Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield who took home the award. Hield averaged 25 points and four made 3-pointers per game for the Sooners, who rode him all the way to a Final Four appearance a season ago.

Evans has been a constant for the OSU backcourt this season, missing just one game all season. He has averaged 18.2 points and 5.4 assists per game this season, up from 12.9 points and 4.9 assists in his freshman season that was cut short with a shoulder injury.

By conference, the ACC leads with seven players, followed by the Pac-12 and Big 12 with five players each. The list of 30 will be cut to 10 semifinalists announced on March 1.

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