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Jordan Adams has averaged 19.7 points in three games this season (photo by Don Liebig)
UCLA's Adams, Anderson Named to Naismith Award Watch List
By: UCLA Athletics

ATLANTA – UCLA sophomores Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson are among 50 collegiate players listed to this season’s Naismith Award early season watch list, as announced Thursday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Adams and Anderson return to the Bruins’ lineup in 2013-14 as two of the Pac-12 Conference’s most dynamic and talented guards. Adams, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Atlanta, scored 15.3 points per game as a freshman last year. He has averaged 19.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game through three contests this year.

Anderson, a 6-foot-9 guard from Fairview, N.J., registered 9.7 points and a team-best 8.6 rebounds per game as a freshman last year. Through three contests this season, Anderson has averaged 9.3 points and a team-high 9.0 rebounds per game.

Adams and Anderson are among five Pac-12 players selected to this year’s early season watch list. Arizona State guard Jahii Carson, Colorado guard Spencer Dinwiddie and Arizona forward Aaron Gordon have also been named to the Naismith Award’s watch list.

The Naismith College Player of the Year Award is annually presented by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the nation’s premier men’s and women’s college basketball players.

Earlier this season, Adams and Anderson were both named to the 50-man Wooden Award watch list. Anderson was listed on the 46-person Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award watch list in October 2013.

No. 22 UCLA (3-0) returns to action against Morehead State (4-1) in Pauley Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 22. Game time is 8 p.m. The contest will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks.

2013-14 NAISMITH AWARD WATCH LIST

Name Yr. Pos. School Conference
Jordan Adams So. G UCLA Pac-12
Kyle Anderson So. G/F UCLA Pac-12
Isaiah Austin So. C Baylor Pac-12
Jerrelle Benimon Sr. F Towson Colonial Athletic
Jahii Carson So. G Arizona State Pac-12
Semaj Christon So. G Xavier Big East
Aaron Craft Sr. G Ohio State Big Ten
Sam Dekker So. F Wisconsin Big Ten
Spencer Dinwiddie Jr. G Colorado Pac-12
Cleanthony Early Sr. F Wichita State Missouri Valley
Perry Ellis So. F Kansas Big 12
C.J. Fair Sr. F Syracuse ACC
Yogi Ferrell So. G Indiana Big Ten
Aaron Gordon Fr. F Arizona Pac-12
Treveon Graham Jr. G VCU Atlantic 10
Jerian Grant Sr. G Notre Dame ACC
Montrezl Harrell So. F Louisville American Athletic
Gary Harris So. G Michigan State Big Ten
Joe Harris Sr. G Virginia ACC
Andrew Harrison Fr. G Kentucky SEC
Tyler Haws Jr. G BYU West Coast
Marshall Henderson Sr. G Mississippi SEC
Rodney Hood So. F Duke ACC
Joe Jackson Sr. G Memphis Americna Athletic
Cory Jefferson Sr. F Baylor Big 12
Sean Kilpatrick Sr. G Cincinnati American Athletic
Alex Kirk Jr. C New Mexico Mountain West
Doug McDermott Sr. F Creighton Big East
Mitch McGary So. F Michigan Big Ten
Jordan McRae Sr. G Tennessee SEC
James Michael MacAdoo Jr. F North Carolina ACC
Shabazz Napier Sr. G Connecticut American Athletic
Johnny O’Bryant III Jr. F LSU SEC
Kevin Pangos Jr. G Gonzaga West Coast
Jabari Parker Fr. F Duke ACC
Adreian Payne Sr. C Michigan State Big Ten
Julius Randle Fr. F Kentucky SEC
Juvonte Reddic Sr. F VCU Atlantic 10
Glenn Robinson III So. F Michigan Big Ten
LaQuinton Ross Jr. F Ohio State Big Ten
Wayne Seldne, Jr. Fr. G Kansas Big 12
Marcus Smart So. G Oklahoma State Big 12
Russ Smart Sr. G Louisville American Athletic
Jarnell Stokes Jr. F Tennessee SEC
Rasheed Sulaimon So. G Duke ACC
Noah Vonleh Fr. F Indiana Big Ten
Andrew Wiggins Fr. G Kansas Big 12
Kendall Williams Sr. G New Mexico Mountain West
Chaz Williams Sr. G Massachusetts Atlantic 10
James Young Fr. G Kentucky SEC
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