San Diego, CA- San Diego State Aztecs Senior Point Guard guard Xavier Thames has been named one of the 30 NCAA Division I men’s basketball players nominated for the 2013-14 Naismith Trophy Watch list.
Thames is one of only two players from the state of California, the other being UCLA Forward Kyle Anderson and one of only two players from the Mountain West, the other being New Mexico’s senior PF Cameron Bairstow.
Thames was also named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List in January.
Thames a two-time national player of the week leads the San Diego State Aztecs in scoring (17.9), assists (2.7), steals (1.7), three-point field-goal percentage (.410), three-point field goals (43) and free-throw percentage (.833).
Thames and the Aztecs return to the court as they look to rebound from their loss to Wyoming on Saturday when they host the Air Force Falcons. The game is set for 5:05 p.m. PT and will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.
Below are the rest of the nominees for the Naismith Trophy.
|Keith Appling||Senior||Guard||Michigan State||Big Ten|
|Cameron Bairstow||Senior||Forward||New Mexico||Mountain West|
|James Bell||Senior||Guard||Villanova||Big East|
|Bryce Cotton||Senior||Guard||Providence||Big East|
|Cleanthony Early||Senior||Forward||Wichita State||Missouri Valley|
|Melvin Ejim||Senior||Forward||Iowa State||Big 12|
|Joel Embiid||Freshman||Center||Kansas||Big 12|
|Gary Harris||Sophomore||Guard||Michigan State||Big Ten|
|Joe Jackson||Senior||Guard||Memphis||American Athletic|
|DeAndre Kane||Senior||Guard||Iowa State||Big 12|
|Sean Kilpatrick||Senior||Guard||Cincinnati||American Athletic|
|Roy Devyn Marble||Senior||Guard||Iowa||Big Ten|
|Doug McDermott||Senior||Forward||Creighton||Big East|
|Shabazz Napier||Senior||Guard||Connecticut||American Athletic|
|Marcus Smart||Sophomore||Guard||Oklahoma State||Big 12|
|Russ Smith||Senior||Guard||Louisville||American Athletic|
|Nik Stauskas||Sophomore||Guard||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Xavier Thames||Senior||Guard||San Diego State||Mountain West|
|Fred VanVleet||Sophomore||Guard||Wichita State||Missouri Valley|
|Andrew Wiggins||Freshman||Guard||Kansas||Big 12|
|Chaz Williams||Senior||Guard||Massachusetts||Atlantic 10|