Tuesday November 13, 2012Boynton and Young Named to Naismith Early Season Watch List
University of Florida senior guard Kenny Boynton (Pompano Beach, Fla.) and junior center Patric Young (Jacksonville, Fla.) were both named to the 2012-13 Naismith early season watch list, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced.
The 50-player watch list was compiled by the club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on players’ performances from last year and expectations for the upcoming season.
Florida is one of ten schools with at least two players on the early season watch list. Louisville has three players on the list, while UF joins Gonzaga, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina State, Ohio State, and UCLA with two players.
In late February, the board will compile a mid-season team of the top 30 players in the country. The list will be narrowed to four finalists in March.
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