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Nigel Williams-Goss named Naismith Top 30

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The accolades keep pouring in for the Gonzaga guard.

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We might as well get one of these posts scheduled every other day, because the praise for Nigel Williams-Goss keeps rolling in. The Gonzaga guard was named to the 2017 Naismith Top3 list on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Williams-Goss is in the running for the Bob Cousy Award, and also made the cut for the Wooden Award late season. All three are stellar awards, and the Naismith and Wooden Awards tend to be viewed as the cream of the crop.

The junior guard is averaging 15.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He is also ranked No. 6 in the Ken Pomeroy Player of the Year standings, an honor that gives nothing for the mantle, but shows he is statistically up there with the best of the best in the nation.

Here is the rest of the Naismith Top 30:

Naismith Top 30

FIRST LAST CLASS POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE
FIRST LAST CLASS POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Dwayne Bacon Sophomore G Florida State ACC
Lonzo Ball Freshman G UCLA Pac 12
Joel Berry II Junior G North Carolina ACC
Dillon Brooks Junior F Oregon Pac 12
Jalen Brunson Sophomore G Villanova Big East
Bonzie Colson Junior F Notre Dame ACC
Jawun Evans Sophomore PG Oklahoma State Big 12
Marcus Foster Junior G Creighton Big East
De'Aaron Fox Freshman G Kentucky SEC
Markelle Fultz Freshman G Washington Pac 12
Ethan Happ R-Sophomore F Wisconsin Big Ten
Josh Hart Senior G Villanova Big East
Josh Jackson Freshman G Kansas Big 12
Justin Jackson Junior F/G North Carolina ACC
Marcus Keene Junior G Central Michigan MAC
Luke Kennard Sophomore G Duke ACC
Jock Landale Junior C St. Mary's West Coast
TJ Leaf Freshman F UCLA Pac 12
Lauri Markkanen Freshman F Arizona Pac 12
Frank Mason III Senior G Kansas Big 12
Donovan Mitchell Sophomore G Louisville ACC
Malik Monk Freshman G Kentucky SEC
Monte Morris Senior G Iowa State Big 12
Jonathan Motley Junior F Baylor Big 12
Alec Peters Senior F Valparaiso Horizon League
Dennis Smith Jr. Freshman G NC State ACC
Caleb Swanigan Sophomore F Purdue Big Ten
Sindarius Thornwell Senior G South Carolina SEC
Melo Trimble Junior G Maryland Big Ten
Nigel Williams-Goss R-Junior G Gonzaga West Coast