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Baylor MBB’s Butler and Mitchell Named to Naismith Midseason Team

February 11, 2021
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WACO, Texas – Baylor junior guards Davion Mitchell and Jared Butler have been named to the Midseason Team for the 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Thursday.

Butler and Mitchell were among 30 players named to the Midseason Team and joined West Virginia’s Derek Culver, Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham and Texas Tech’s Mac McClung to give the Big 12 Conference five players on the team. Baylor is one of four programs with multiple players on the Midseason Team, joining Gonzaga, Illinois and Villanova.

Butler leads the Big 12 in steals per game (2.4), 3-point percentage (.446) and 3-pointers made per game (2.7), ranks fourth in the conference in scoring (17.0), third in field goal percentage (.493), third in assists per game (5.2) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.89). He’s on the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 watch list, the Cousy Award top 10 and one of 15 players on the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year watch list.

Mitchell leads the conference in field goal percentage (.541) and assists per game (5.8), ranks second in steals per game (2.1), second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2), sixth in 3-pointers made per game (2.3) and 14th in scoring (13.7). He joins Butler and Mark Vital to give the Bears three players on the 15-player Naismith Defensive Player of the Year watch list. Both Mitchell and Butler have won Big 12 Player of the Week honors this season.

Baylor is ranked No. 2 nationally after matching the best start in program history at 17-0, including a 9-0 record in Big 12 play. The Bears have three remaining regular-season games scheduled, with the first two at home against Oklahoma State (Feb. 20) and Iowa State (Feb. 23) and the third on the road at Kansas (Feb. 27). The Big 12 Conference is working with teams to reschedule games which have been postponed.

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2021 JERSEY MIKE’S NAISMITH TROPHY MEN’S MIDSEASON TEAM

Jose Alvarado, Georgia Tech

Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky

Jared Butler, Baylor

Marcus Carr, Minnesota

Justin Champagnie, Pittsburgh

Kofi Cockburn, Illinois

Derek Culver, West Virginia

Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State

Oscar de Silva, Stanford

Hunter Dickinson, Michigan

Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois

Luka Garza, Iowa

Collin Gillespie, Villanova

Quentin Grimes, Houston

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana

Herbert Jones, Alabama

Carlik Jones, Louisville

Corey Kispert, Gonzaga

Cameron Krutwig, Loyola-Chicago

E.J. Liddell, Ohio State

Sandro Mamukelashvili, Seton Hall

Mac McClung, Texas Tech

Davion Mitchell, Baylor

Evan Mobley, USC

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Villanova

Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga

Cameron Thomas, LSU

Drew Timme, Gonzaga

Trevion Williams, Purdue

Marcus Zegarowski, Creighton

 

2020-21 BAYLOR MBB HONORS

Jared Butler

Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List

Naismith Trophy Midseason Team (1 of 30)

Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Watch List (1 of 15)

Cousy Award Top 10

Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List

NCAA National Player of the Week (Jan. 25)

Naismith Trophy Player of the Week (Jan. 25)

Big 12 Player of the Week (Jan. 25)

Preseason All-America Team (Associated Press)

Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year

Preseason All-Big 12 Team (unanimous)

No. 5 on CBS Sports Top 101 Players in College Basketball

No. 2 on The Athletic’s Top 20 Guards in College Basketball

Davion Mitchell

Naismith Trophy Midseason Team (1 of 30)

Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Watch List (1 of 15)

Big 12 Player of the Week (Feb. 1)

No. 67 on CBS Sports Top 101 Players in College Basketball

No. 10 on The Athletic’s Top 20 Guards in College Basketball

MaCio Teague

Jerry West Award Top 10

Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List

Preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention

No. 24 on CBS Sports Top 101 Players in College Basketball

No. 12 on The Athletic’s Top 20 Wings in College Basketball

Mark Vital

Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Watch List (1 of 15)

Preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention

Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Watch List

No. 71 on CBS Sports Top 101 Players in College Basketball

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