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Basketball: No Cal players, only 3 from Pac-12 on Naismith Award preseason top-50 watch list

Cal’s Jorge Gutierrez and Allen Crabbe were left off the Naismith Award’s preseason top-50 watch list, released Monday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

The Pac-12 Conference was represented by just three candidates — Reeves Nelson and Josh Smith of UCLA and Terrence Ross of Washington. The Southeastern Conference, by contrast, has 10 players on the list.

Jeff Faraudo

  • GoldenTrailsDave

    East. Coast. Bias.

  • rollonubears

    The Pac always dominates the tourney, which is what matters most.

  • CalBearister99

    In the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s defense, they’ve probably never heard of the Pac-12 conference. Any real sports fan knows there isn’t any talent west of the Mississippi (dripping in sarcasm).