University of Arizona's Nick Johnson in Naismith Award top 10 - Tucson News Now

UA junior guard among top 10 for Naismith Award

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

University of Arizona basketball player Nick Johnson is one of the 10 national semifinalists for the 2014 Naismith Trophy.

The Wildcats Junior guard is the only player from the Pac-12 among the semifinalists.

Johnson led the Wildcats in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game. He is second on the team in assists (2.7) and steals (1.1).

He is shooting a career-best 45.1 percent and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. He is also at a career high in rebounds (3.9).

Johnson has also been named as a finalist for the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Trophy. He was chosen as the Most Outstanding Player at the NIT Season Tip-Off.

The four Naismith finalists will be announced on March 23.

 

Naismith Trophy semifinalists

Nick Johnson, Arizona

Tyler Ennis, Syracuse

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati

Doug McDermott, Creighton

Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

Jabari Parker, Duke

Julius Randle, Kentucky

Russ Smith, Louisville

Fred Van Vleet, Wichita State

Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

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