SYRACUSE Syracuse sophomore guard Michael Carter-Williams is one of 50 student-athletes named to The Naismith Mens College Player of the Year Award watch list.
The list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Clubs Board of Selectors. The Naismith Mens College Player of the Year Award will be announced on April 7, 2013, during the Final Four in Atlanta.
In late February the list will be paired to a top 30 and in March it will be reduced to four finalists.
Other Big East players on the list were Louisvilles Chane Behanan and Gorgui Dieng, Cincinnatis Sean Kilpatrick, Georgetowns Otto Porter and Notre Dames Jack Cooley.
Previous winners of the award include Kevin Durant, Michael Jordan, Ralph Sampson, Bill Walton and Kentuckys Anthony Davis, last years recipient.