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James Palmer Jr. named to Naismith Award Watch List

Posted: 10:57 AM, Nov 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-05 16:57:28Z

Nebraska basketball's James Palmer Jr. was one of 50 players in the nation to be named to the 2019 Citizen Naismith Trophy Men’s Player of the Year honor watch list released Monday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

The returning first-team All-Big Ten selection is one of eight conference players on the list. 

Last season, Palmer averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game on the way to a 22-11 season and an NIT berth. 

Palmer is the first player to be named to the Naismith watch list since Terran Petteway in 2014-15.

The 2019 Citizen Naismith Trophy will be awarded on at the Naismith Awards Brunch on April 7, 2019, during the Final Four in Minneapolis.