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Kentucky’s Antonio Reeves Named to Naismith Trophy Midseason Team

Kentucky’s Antonio Reeves Named to Naismith Trophy Midseason Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In an announcement from the Naismith Awards on Thursday, Kentucky men’s basketball’s Antonio Reeves was named to the 2024 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Men’s College Player of the Year Midseason Team.

Reeves is one of 30 players from across the country, and five from the SEC, picked to what serves as a top 30 list for the Naismith Trophy, presented annually to the men’s college basketball player who achieves great success on the court. Anthony Davis (2012) and Oscar Tshiebwe (2022) are the past Wildcats to win the prestigious honor.

The recognition adds to a growing list of national watch lists for Reeves who was also selected to the John R. Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 and the Jerry West Award Top 10. The Chicago native leads the Wildcats in scoring with 19.4 points per game and is shooting career best marks from the field (.498), 3-point range (.437) and the charity stripe (.881).

Reeves has been a scoring machine for UK this season, reaching double figures in 23 of the team’s 24 games, including 12, 20-point outings and a season high 30-point eruption at Louisville. He is just the second UK player under coach John Calipari to have 20 career 20-or-more scoring efforts, joining 2022 National Player of the Year, Tshiebwe, in that category.

The 6-foot-6 guard crossed the 2,000-career point milestone in Kentucky’s win over Georgia and needs just 46 more points to reach the 1,000 mark as a Wildcat.

UK is back in action this Saturday for a road contest at Auburn. The game will tip at 6 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Central) from Neville Arena and air on ESPN.

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