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College Basketball: UNI’s AJ Green named to Naismith Trophy Watch List

This news story was published on November 25, 2020.
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ATLANTA – UNI junior guard AJ Green has been named to the 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Watch List as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club Thursday morning. The 2021 watch list consist of the top 50 players in college basketball.

Green averaged 19.7 points per game a season ago, taking home the Larry Bird Player of the Year award in the Missouri Valley Conference. The standout guard shot 41.6% from the field and 39.1% from beyond the three point arc while setting a new school record with a .896 free throw percentage (111-121). Green was a First Team All-MVC selection and the MVC Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Green and the rest of the Panthers will open the season at the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from November 25-27. The Panthers will take on the Mountaineers of West Virginia in the first game of the tournament at 1 PM, the game will be broadcast on ESPN .

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