Thursday Dec. 18, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina point guard Devan Downey was named to the Naismith Trophy watch list.
The list was announced Thursday and is compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Downey was among six Southeastern Conference players named to the list by the club.
The Naismith Trophy goes to the top player in college basketball. North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough won the award last season. Downey, a junior, leads South Carolina with 20 points a game. He's also averaging 4.8 assists and 3.5 steals through the Gamecocks first eight games.
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