Williamson, Barrett named Naismith Trophy Semifinalists; Hunter left off

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Tipoff Club has announced 10 semifinalists for the the Naismith Trophy. There are two ACC players included in the list, both of whom play for Duke: Zion Williamson (who should win the award) and RJ Barrett.

Obviously, with such a competitive award drawing from such a large pool of players, someone will be left off. That’s just the name of the game. However, it’s a little absurd that Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter didn’t make the last, as Rob Dauster from NBC Sports points out.

Hunter’s teammate Kyle Guy felt the same way, too.