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Here is the full list of all the players nominated for preseason college hoops awards

Credit: Illinois Athletics

While we are obviously still smack dab in the middle of football season, as crazy as it sounds, college hoops season is right around the corner.

Earlier this week we got our first preseason poll (which Aaron had full reaction to here) and throughout the week, we have gotten our first look at all the players nominated for all the big, national awards.

With the announcements slowly trickling out this week, we decided to collect all of the nominees, and put them in one place.

Here is who is nominated for all the big awards - with some reaction below.

(*In the interest of full disclosure, Aaron is a voter for the Erving and Malone Awards*)

Bob Cousy Award Nominees (Top Point Guard)

  • Jahvon Quinerly, Alabama

  • Antoine Davis, Detroit

  • Jeremy Roach, Duke

  • Andrew Nembhard, Gonzaga

  • Andre Curbelo, Illinois

  • Remy Martin, Kansas

  • Sahvir Wheeler, Kentucky

  • DeVante’ Jones, Michigan

  • Caleb Love, North Carolina

  • Max Abmas, Oral Roberts

  • Will Richardson, Oregon

  • Kendric Davis, SMU

  • Kyle Lofton, St. Bonaventure

  • Kennedy Chandler, Tennessee

  • Marcus Carr, Texas

  • Tyger Campbell, UCLA

  • Scotty Pippen Jr., Vanderbilt

  • Collin Gillespie, Villanova

  • Kihei Clark, Virginia

  • Paul Scruggs, Xavier

Jerry West Award Nominees (Top Shooting Guard)

  • Jaden Shackelford, Alabama

  • Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona

  • Adam Flagler, Baylor

  • Hunter Sallis, Gonzaga

  • Ochai Agbaji, Kansas

  • Kellan Grady, Kentucky

  • Taevion Kinsey, Marshall

  • Eric Ayala, Maryland

  • Landers Nolley, Memphis

  • Isaiah Wong, Miami

  • Eli Brooks, Michigan

  • De'Vion Harmon, Oregon

  • Jaden Ivey, Purdue

  • Matt Bradley, San Diego St.

  • Jared Rhoden, Seton Hall

  • Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse

  • Andrew Jones, Texas

  • Terrence Shannon Jr., Texas Tech

  • Johnny Juzang, UCLA

  • Justin Moore, Villanova

Julius Erving Award Nominees (Top Small Forward)

  • Marcus Bagley, Arizona St.

  • Matthew Mayer, Baylor

  • Kendall Brown, Baylor

  • Jabari Walker, Colorado

  • Hyunjung Lee, Davidson

  • AJ Griffin, Duke

  • Matthew Cleveland, Florida State

  • Jalen Wilson, Kansas

  • Lucas Williamson, Loyola-Chicago

  • Emoni Bates, Memphis

  • Caleb Houstan, Michigan

  • Justice Sueing, Ohio State

  • Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers

  • Julian Champagnie, St. John's

  • Harrison Ingram, Stanford

  • Timmy Allen, Texas

  • Kevin Obanor, Texas Tech

  • Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA

  • Patrick Baldwin Jr., UW-Milwaukee

  • Jermaine Samuels, Villanova

Karl Malone Award Nominees (nation's top power forward)

  • Azoulas Tubelis, Arizona

  • Jabari Smith, Auburn

  • David Roddy, Colorado St.

  • Paolo Banchero, Duke

  • Drew Timme, Gonzaga

  • Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana

  • Kenneth Lofton Jr., Louisiana Tech

  • Eli Scott Loyola, Marymount

  • Darius Days, LSU

  • Donta Scott, Maryland

  • DeAndre Williams, Memphis

  • Dawson Garcia, North Carolina

  • EJ Liddell, Ohio State

  • Quincy Guerrier, Oregon

  • Trevion Williams, Purdue

  • John Fulkerson, Tennessee

  • Tre Mitchell, Texas

  • Isaiah Mobley, USC

  • Jayden Gardner, Virginia

  • Keve Aluma, Virginia Tech

Kareem Abdul-Jabaar Award Nominees (nation's top center)

  • Walker Kessler, Auburn

  • Nick Muszynski, Belmont

  • Mark Williams, Duke

  • Colin Castleton, Florida

  • Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga

  • Kofi Cockburn, Illinois

  • David McCormack, Kansas

  • Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky

  • Ahsan Asadullah, Lipscomb

  • Qudus Wahab, Maryland

  • Jalen Duren, Memphis

  • Hunter Dickinson, Michigan

  • Armando Bacot, North Carolina

  • Moussa Cisse, Oklahoma State

  • Nate Watson, Providence

  • Zach Edey, Purdue

  • Osun Osunniyi, St. Bonaventure

  • Myles Johnson, UCLA

  • Fardaws Aimaq, Utah Valley

  • Liam Robbins, Vanderbilt

So there it is, 20 nominees for all five of the big awards. Now, let's break it down.

First off, the schools which were most represented on this list, probably shouldn't have come as a surprise: UCLA, Gonzaga, Kansas, Texas, Michigan, Duke and Memphis all had four nominees apiece. Again, it really shouldn't be surprised, considering that UCLA, Gonzaga, Kansas and Texas are in the first AP Top 5 and Michigan and Duke are in the Top 10. It also really shouldn't be all of a surprise that Memphis has four players nominated as well - Penny Hardaway did bring in the No. 1 recruiting class, while also welcoming back his two leading scorers.

Behind those schools, Villanova, Kentucky, North Carolina and Maryland have three players apiece nominated. Again, not totally surprising. All four of those schools are ranked in the preseason Top 25, with Villanova in the Top 5.

There were some surprise non-nominees though.

For example, Arkansas, which is coming off the school's first Elite Eight appearance since 1995, and is also ranked No. 16 in the first AP Poll has zero nominees. You'd think guard Devo Davis or Jaylin Williams would've gotten some more love. Same with UConn, a tournament team last year that returns four starters and is ranked in the Top 25. They too have zero, and an argument could be made that both wing Tyrese Martin and forward Adama Sanogo deserved some love.

More than anything though, the biggest takeaway has to be this: There is definitely some REALLY good talent in college basketball this year. The NCAA's allowance of players to have an extra year of eligibility kept a ton of good players (Marcus Carr, Kellan Grady etc.) in college for another year, and NIL probably kept some kids in school that might have pursued professional options.

Incredibly, we're less than three weeks away from the start of the season.

It can't get here fast enough.


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