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


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

  2. 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).

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