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Boston College Basketball: Olivier Hanlan Named To Naismith Trophy Watch List

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Hanlan leads the ACC in minutes played (36.3) and ranks second in steals (2.50), seventh in points (16.2), and 10th in assists (4.0).

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior Olivier Hanlan has been named to the Naismith Trophy Men's 50 Watch List, announced today by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

The award is given annually to the top men's and women's collegiate basketball players.

Hanlan was previously named to the watch lists for the Wooden Award, the Bob Cousy Award and the Lute Olson Award. He is one of nine ACC players listed in addition to Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia), Jerian Grant (Notre Dame), Montrezl Harrell (Louisville), Tyus Jones (Duke), Jahlil Okafor (Duke), Marcus Paige (North Carolina), Terry Rozier (Louisville) and Justise Winslow (Duke).

The Naismith Trophy watch list will get whittled down to 30 in mid-February.

Player Class Pos. Team Conference
Cliff Alexander Fr. F Kansas Big 12
Brandon Ashley Jr. F Arizona Pac-12
Ron Baker RS Jr. G Wichita State Missouri Valley
Ryan Boatright Sr. G Connecticut American Athletic
Malcolm Brogdon RS Jr. G Virginia ACC
Willie Cauley-Stein Jr. F Kentucky SEC
Branden Dawson Sr. G-F Michigan State Big Ten
Sam Dekker Jr. F Wisconsin Big Ten
Perry Ellis Jr. F Kansas Big 12
Yogi Ferrell Jr. G Indiana Big Ten
Marcus Foster Soph. G Kansas State Big 12
Michael Frazier II Jr. G Florida SEC
Treveon Graham Sr. G-F VCU Atlantic 10
Jerian Grant Sr. G Notre Dame ACC
Olivier Hanlan Jr. G Boston College ACC
Montrezl Harrell Jr. F Louisville ACC
Aaron Harrison Soph. G Kentucky SEC
Tyler Haws Sr. G BYU West Coast
Buddy Hield Jr. G Oklahoma Big 12
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Soph. F Arizona Pac-12
R.J. Hunter Jr. G Georgia State Sun Belt
Stanley Johnson Fr. G Arizona Pac-12
Tyus Jones Fr. G Duke ACC
Frank Kaminsky Sr. F Wisconsin Big Ten
Caris LeVert Jr. G Michigan Big Ten
Jordan Mickey Soph. F LSU SEC
Nic Moore RS Jr. G SMU American Athletic
Georges Niang Jr. F Iowa State Big 12
Jahlil Okafor Fr. C Duke ACC
Marcus Paige Jr. G North Carolina ACC
Kevin Pangos Sr. G Gonzaga West Coast
Terran Petteway Jr. F Nebraska Big Ten
Chasson Randle Sr. G Stanford Pac-12
Terry Rozier Soph. G Louisville ACC
D'Angelo Russell Fr. G Ohio State Big Ten
Wesley Saunders Sr. G-F Harvard Ivy League
Wayne Selden Jr. Soph. G Kansas Big 12
Winston Shepard Jr. F San Diego State Mountain West
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera Jr. G Georgetown Big East
Juwan Staten Sr. G West Virginia Big 12
Keifer Sykes Sr. G Green Bay Horizon League
Isaiah Taylor Soph. G Texas Big 12
Karl-Anthony Towns Fr. F Kentucky SEC
Myles Turner Fr. F Texas Big 12
Fred VanVleet Jr. G Wichita State Missouri Valley
Rashad Vaughn Fr. G UNLV Mountain West
Alan Williams Sr. C UC Santa Barbara Big West
Justise Winslow Fr. F Duke ACC
Delon Wright Sr. G Utah Pac-12
Joseph Young RS Sr. G Oregon Pac-12