Hoop Group Alumni College – Naismith Award

“Dreams Do Come True”

Many Hoop Group alum have succeeded at many different levels, from the NBA, Division 1 as well as small colleges and in high school. On this page we look at some of the Hoop Group alumni excelling at the college level.

The Naismith Trophy has become the most prestigious award in all of college basketball, recognizing the Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Player of the Year

The Pre-season top 50 Watch List for the 2016-17 Season was announced.

17 of the 50 players on the list are Hoop Group Alums.

 NameHigh SchoolCollege
Bam AdebayoKentucky
VJ BeachemNotre Dame
Miles BridgesMichigan State
Dillon BrooksOregon
Thomas BryantIndiana
Troy CaupainCincinnati
Markelle FultzWashington
Jack GibbsDavidson
Devonte GrahamKansas
Josh HartVillanova
Nigel HayesWisconsin
Kris JenkinsVillanova

Tyler LydonSyracuse
Frank MasonKansas
Jonathan MotleyBaylor
Dennis SmithNC State
Melo TrimbleMaryland

The Pre-season top 50 Watch List for the 2014-15 Season was announced.

 NameHigh SchoolCollege
Branden DawsonLew Wallace INMichigan State
Michael FrazierMontverde Academy FLFlorida
Treveon GrahamSt. Mary's Ryken MDVCU
Jerian GrantDeMatha MDNotre Dame
Olivier HanlanNew Hampton NHBoston College
Montrezl HarrellHargrave Military Academy VALouisville
Aaron HarrisonTravis TXKentucky
Tyler HawsLone Peak UTBYU
Rondae Hollis-JeffersonChester PAArizona
Caris LeVertPickerington OHMichigan
Georges NiangTilton MAIowa State
Terry RozierHargrave Military Academy VALouisville
D'Angelo RussellMontverde Academy FLOhio State
Wayne SeldenTilton MAKansas
Juwan StatenOak Hill Academy VAWest Virginia
Karl-Anthony TownsSt. Joseph's MetuchenKentucky
Delon WrightLevzinger CAUtah

With the 2013-14 season heading down the stretch the Naismith Award has announced the top 30 candidates for the Men’s Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T.

15 of the 30 players on the Midseason watch list are Hoop Group Alums

Hoop Group Alumni Naismith Award Midseason Top 30, 2013-14 Season

 NameHigh SchoolCollege
Kyle AndersonSt. Anthony NJUCLA
Keith ApplingPershing MIMichigan State
Cleanthony EarlyMt. ZionWichita State
Melvin EjimBrewster Academy NHIowa State
Tyler EnnisSt. Benedict's NJSyracuse
CJ FairBrewster Academy NHSyracuse
Gary HarrisHamilton Southeastern INMichigan State
DeAndre KanePatterson School NCIowa State
Sean KilpatrickWhite Plains NYCincinnati
Shabazz NapierLawrence Academy MAUConn
Lamar PattersonSt. Benedict's NJPittsburgh
Russ SmithSouth Kent CTLouisville
Nick StauskasSt. Mark's MAMichigan
Andrew WigginsHuntington Prep WVKansas
Chaz WilliamsBishop Ford NYUMass