Arizona Wildcats forward Deandre Ayton (13) shoots the ball over UMBC Retrievers forward Max Portmann (34) in the first half during a game at McKale Center on November 12, 2017.

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Allonzo Trier, Deandre Ayton and Rawle Alkins were among the 50 college basketball players named Tuesday to the Wooden Award's preseason watch list.

Only Duke -- with Grayson Allen, Marvin Bagley and Trevon Duval -- also had three players on the watch list for the national player of the year award.

Other players on the list from the Pac-12: USC's Jordan McLaughlin and Chimezie Metu, UCLA's Aaron Holiday and Stanford's Reid Travis.

While Alkins remains out with a broken foot, Trier and Ayton both started their season playing at an honors-candidate level last weekend.

Trier had 32 points on 10-for-13 shooting on Friday in UA's 101-67 win over NAU and 30 points on 10-for-18 shooting to help the Wildcats beat UMBC 103-78 on Sunday.

Ayton had 19 points on 6-for-11 shooting with 12 rebounds against NAU, then 19 points on 9-for-13 shooting with 13 rebounds against UMBC.