Arizona Wildcats Red-Blue scrimmage

Assistant coach Lorenzo Romar, left, guard Rawle Alkins and Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller watch the dunk contest.

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Allonzo Trier, Deandre Ayton and Rawle Alkins are among the 50 players named to the preseason Naismith Award watch list released Thursday.

USC also had three players named: Guard Jordan McLaughlin and forwards Chimezie Metu and Bennie Boatwright, while UCLA's Aaron Holiday and Stanford's Reid Travis also made the list.


USA Today's Dan Wolken says scandals won't fade behind the college basketball season's opening this time.


Oregon's Canadian connection just might payoff in the biggest way yet if R.J. Barrett decides to become a Duke.


Three three UCLA players accused of shoplifting in China could face a lengthy legal process.