SDSU's Daum Named to Citizen Naismith Trophy Late Season Team

SDSU's Daum Named to Citizen Naismith Trophy Late Season Team

ATLANTA – South Dakota State's Mike Daum represents The Summit League as the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the late season team of 30 men's players competing to receive the 50th Citizen Naismith Trophy.  Daum, one of only two players from a traditional mid-major conference, currently ranks among the NCAA top-10 in seven statistical categories, including No. 2 in total points (651) and No. 7 in both scoring average (23.3) and double doubles (7).

From this list, 10 semifinalists will be revealed on Feb. 28, and only those 10 players are eligible for the group of four finalists, which will be released in mid-March. Fans, once again, will be able to vote for their favorite player by visiting naismithtrophy.com/vote between March 19-30 to cast their ballot, and the fan component counts for five percent of the overall final vote. The 50th Citizen Naismith Trophy will be awarded on April 1 in San Antonio, during the NCAA Men's Final Four.

"The players on the midseason team have displayed the attributes of what it'll take to advance into the next round. However, there are still tremendous candidates remaining, and the next two weeks will be intensely competitive," said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club.  "We look forward to watching them compete for the 50th Citizen Naismith Trophy, and we are excited to continue our legacy of honoring college basketball's top players during this celebratory season."

"The Citizen Naismith Trophy celebrates the accomplishments of student-athletes who demonstrate through their play the inner drive and passion that mirrors that of our company's founding members - Better Starts Now," said Eric Horowitz, managing director U.S. and travel retail, Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. "These 30 exceptional men have accomplished so much this season and are surely deserving of their spot on this list."

Citizen Naismith Trophy Late Season Team

NAME

CLASS

POSITION

SCHOOL

CONFERENCE

Deandre Ayton

Fr.

F

Arizona

Pac-12

Marvin Bagley III

Fr.

F

Duke

ACC

Mohamed Bamba

Fr.

F

Texas

Big 12

Keita Bates-Diop

Jr.

F

Ohio State

Big Ten

Joel Berry II

Sr.

G

North Carolina

ACC

Trevon Bluiett

Sr.

G

Xavier

BIG EAST

Mikal Bridges

Jr.

G/F

Villanova

BIG EAST

Miles Bridges

So.

G/F

Michigan State

Big Ten

Bryce Brown

Jr.

G

Auburn

SEC

Jalen Brunson

Jr.

G

Villanova

BIG EAST

Jevon Carter

Sr.

G

West Virginia

Big 12

Gary Clark

Jr.

F

Cincinnati

American Athletic

Mike Daum

Jr.

F

South Dakota State

Summit League

Angel Delgado

Sr.

C

Seton Hall

BIG EAST

Carsen Edwards

So.

G

Purdue

Big Ten

Vince Edwards

Sr.

F

Purdue

Big Ten

Keenan Evans

Sr.

G

Texas Tech

Big 12

Marcus Foster

Sr.

G

Creighton

BIG EAST

Devonte' Graham

Sr.

G

Kansas

Big 12

Kyle Guy

So.

G

Virginia

ACC

Tra Holder

Sr.

G

Arizona State

Pac-12

Chandler Hutchison

    Sr.

G

Boise State

Mountain West

Kevin Knox

Fr.

F

Kentucky

SEC

Jock Landale

Sr.

C

St. Mary's

WCC

Caleb Martin

Jr.

F

UNLV

Mountain West

Luke Maye

Jr.

F

North Carolina

ACC

Collin Sexton

Fr.

G

Alabama

SEC

Landry Shamet

So.

G

Wichita State

American Athletic 

Allonzo Trier

Jr.

G

Arizona

Pac-12

Trae Young

Fr.

G

Oklahoma

Big 12

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