William & Mary's Nathan Knight Named to Naismith Trophy Midseason Team

ATLANTA (Feb. 13, 2020) – William & Mary senior Nathan Knight was named one of 30 midseason candidates for the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy Men’s Player of the Year honor, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today.

The 10 semifinalists will be announced on March 5, and the finalists will be revealed on March 17. The winner of the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy for Men’s Player of the Year will be announced on April 5 at the Naismith Awards Brunch in Atlanta.

The lone Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) player on the list, Knight is enjoying a strong senior campaign, leading the Tribe to a 16-10 overall record an 8-5 mark in CAA play. The 6-10 center leads the country with 20 double-doubles and is one of three players in the CAA to be averaging a double-double, posting 20.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.

Knight is one of three active NCAA Division I players with at least 1,800 career points and 900 rebounds with 2,010 points and 913 boards. With three weeks remaining in the CAA regular season, Knight is 15th in CAA history in career scoring and 12 rebounds from the top 15 in the conference record books.

This season, Knight has been named a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award, as well as a candidate for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, Lute Olson Award and the Lou Henson Award. Additionally, the Syracuse, N.Y.-native has earned three CAA Player of the Week accolades.

Citizen Naismith Trophy 2020 Midseason Team:

PlayerClassPositionSchoolConference
Precious AchiuwaFr.FMemphisAAC
Udoka AzubuikeSr.CKansasBig 12
Kamar BaldwinSr.GButlerBig East
Saddiq BeySo.FVillanovaBig East
Jared ButlerSo.FBaylorBig 12
Vernon Carey Jr.Fr.CDukeACC
Ayo DosunmuSo.GIllinoisBig Ten
Devon DotsonSo.GKansasBig 12
Anthony EdwardsFr.GGeorgia SEC
Malachi FlynnJr. GSan Diego St. Mountain West
Jordan FordSr. GSt. Mary'sWCC
Luka GarzaJr. CIowa Big Ten
Markus HowardSr. GMarquetteBig East
Tre JonesSo. GDukeACC
Mason JonesJr. GArkansasSEC
Nathan KnightSr.F/CWilliam & MaryCAA
John MooneySr.FNotre DameACC
Jordan NworaJr. FLouisvilleACC
Daniel OturuSo. CMinnesotaBig Ten
Filip PetrusevSo.FGonzagaWCC
Myles PowellSr.GSeton HallBig East
Payton PritchardSr.GOregonPac-12
Nick RichardsJr. FKentuckySEC
Fatts RussellJr. GRhode IslandAtlantic 10
Jalen SmithSo.FMarylandBig Ten
Lamar StevensSr.FPenn StateBig Ten
Isaiah StewartFr.FWashingtonPac-12
Obi Toppin So.FDaytonAtlantic 10
Kaleb WessonJr. FOhio StateBig Ten
Cassius WinstonSr.GMichigan StateBig Ten

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