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Seven Big 12 Players on Naismith Midseason Men’s Watch List

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Kansas

Seven Big 12 men’s basketball players are on the 2023 Naismith Men’s Player of the Year Midseason Watch List released earlier this week.

Those players are Texas guard Marcus Carr, Baylor guard Adam Flagler, Baylor guard Keyonte George, Kansas State forward Keyontae Johnson, TCU guard Mike Miles Jr, Kansas State guard Markquis Nowell and Kansas forward Jalen Wilson.


Carr averages 17 points per game for the Longhorns, who at the moment are in first place in the Big 12 standings.

Flagler and George have fueled Baylor’s bounce-back from an 0-3 start in league play. Flagler is averaging 15.4 points per game, while George is averaging 17.5 points per game.

Johnson and Nowell have helped engineer Kansas State’s incredible turnaround this season. Johnson is averaging 18 points per game while Nowell is averaging 16.9 points per game.

Miles is currently out of the lineup with a hyperextended knee. But before the injury he was averaging 18.1 points per game.

Wilson leads the Big 12 in scoring with 20.7 points per game.  

The winner of the award will be announced later this season.

2023 Naismith Men’s Player of the Year Midseason Watch List


(Big 12 Players in Bold)

G Max Abmas, Oral Roberts

F/C Armando Bacot, North Carolina

G Souley Boum, Xavier

G Marcus Carr, Texas

G Kendric Davis, Memphis

G Antoine Davis, Detroit Mercy

C Hunter Dickinson, Michigan

C Zach Edey, Purdue

C Kyle Filipowski, Duke

G Adam Flagler, Baylor

G Keyonte George, Baylor

F/G Bryce Hopkins, Providence

F/C Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana

G/F Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA


F Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State

C Ryan Kalkbrenner, Creighton

G Tyler Kolek, Marquette

G Mike Miles Jr., TCU

F Brandon Miller, Alabama

F Kris Murray, Iowa

G Markquis Nowell, Kansas State

G Jalen Pickett , Penn State

F Adama Sanogo, UConn

G Marcus Sasser, Houston

G Terquavion Smith, NC State

F Drew Timme, Gonzaga

F Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky

F Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona

F Jalen Wilson, Kansas

G Isaiah Wong, Miami FL)

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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