Tennessee guard Santiago Vescovi has been named to the Jersey Mike’s Naismith Player of the Year preseason watch list.
He was one of 50 players on the list, which was released Monday.
Vescovi was also on the preseason watch list last year and is one of seven SEC players to appear on the list this season.
He is a two-time First-Team All-SEC selection and a Blue Ribbon College Yearbook Preseason Fourth-Team All-American. Vescovi has also been named Preseason First-Team All-SEC by both the media and the league’s coaches.
He is also among 20 players on the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year preseason watch list.
Vescovi averaged 12.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game last season, leading the Vols to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.