Adebayo named to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Watch List

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852a4774 Make it three Kentucky freshmen in the preseason running for the Naismith Hall of Fame's college basketball awards. First it was De'Aaron Fox on the Bob Cousy watch list and then Malik Monk on the Jerry West list, and now Bam Adebayo is one of 20 players on the watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, which honors the top center in the nation. Here are your preseason candidates:

Moses Kingsley, Arkansas Eric Mika, BYU Justin Patton, Creighton Marques Bolden, Duke Zena Edosomwan, Harvard Thomas Bryant, Indiana Bam Adebayo, Kentucky Tim Kempton, Lehigh Omer Yurtseven, North Carolina St. Chris Boucher, Oregon Isaac Haas, Purdue Paschal Chukwu, Syracuse Jarrett Allen, Texas Tyler Davis, Texas A&M Thomas Welsh, UCLA Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt Mo Alie-Cox, VCU Josh Hawkinson, Washington St. Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

The watch list for the 2017 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award will be narrowed down to just 10 in mid-February. In March, five finalists will be presented to Abdul-Jabbar and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee, before the winner is presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles on April 7.

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