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A look at the biggest snubs from the Naismith Award nominees

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The 50 preseason nominees for the Naismith Award were released earlier this week by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Here's a conference-by-conference look at who made the cut and my take on the biggest snubs from each league:

ACC (8)

Harrison Barnes, F, North Carolina ... Malcolm Delaney, G, Virginia Tech ... Kyrie Irving, G, Duke ... Kyle Singler, F, Duke ... Chris Singleton, F, Florida State ... Nolan Smith, G, Duke ... Jordan Williams, F, Maryland ... Tyler Zeller, C, North Carolina

Biggest snub: Tracy Smith, C, NC State

Atlantic 10 (3)

Lavoy Allen, F, Temple ... Kevin Anderson, G, Richmond ... Chris Wright, F, Dayton

Biggest snub: Tu Holloway, G, Xavier

Big East (7)

Corey Fisher, G, Villanova ... Austin Freeman, G, Georgetown ... Ashton Gibbs, G, Pittsburgh ... Jeremy Hazell, G, Seton Hall ... Kevin Jones, F, West Virginia ... Kris Joseph, F, Syracuse ... Kemba Walker, G, UConn

Biggest snub: Chris Wright, G, Georgetown

Big Ten (10)

Talor Battle, G, Penn State ... William Buford, G, Ohio State ... JaJuan Johnson, C, Purdue ... Jon Leuer, F, Wisconsin ... Kalin Lucas, G, Michigan State ... Demetri McCamey, G, Illinois ... E'Twaun Moore, G, Purdue ... John Shurna, F, Northwestern ... Jared Sullinger, F/C, Ohio State ... Durrell Summers, G, Michigan State

Biggest snub: Draymond Green, F, Michigan State

Big 12 (5)

Alec Burks, G, Colorado ... Kim English, G, Missouri ... Perry Jones, F, Baylor ... Marcus Morris, F, Kansas ... Jacob Pullen, G, Kansas State

Biggest snubs: Jordan Hamilton, G/F, Texas

(Baylor guard LaceDarius Dunn was omitted because he was indefinitely suspended when ballots were due)

Mountain West (2)

Jimmer Fredette, G, BYU ... Kawhi Leonard, F, San Diego State

Biggest snub: Tre'Von Willis, G, UNLV

Pac-10 (3)

Isaiah Thomas, G, Washington ... Klay Thompson, G, Washington State ... Derrick Williams, F, Pac-10

Biggest snub: Nikola Vucevic, F, USC

SEC (5)

Brandon Knight, G, Kentucky ... Chandler Parsons, F, Florida ... Jeff Taylor, G/F, Vanderbilt ... Trey Thompkins, F/C, Georgia ... Chris Warren, G, Mississippi

Biggest snub: Terrence Jones, F, Kentucky

Best of the Rest (7)

Will Barton, G, Memphis ... Keith Benson, C, Oakland ... Randy Culpepper, G, UTEP ... Kenneth Faried, F, Morehead State ... Elias Harris, F, Gonzaga ... Charles Jenkins, G, Hofstra ... Shelvin Mack, G, Butler

Biggest snub: Steven Gray, G, Gonzaga

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