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Michigan State Forward Draymond Green Named Finalist For Naismith Award

Michigan State forward Draymond Green has been named one of four finalists for the 2012 Naismith Award, given to the NCAA's player of the year.

Forward Draymond Green helped lead his Michigan St. Spartans to the Big Ten title over Ohio State and now he's helped them get to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. His great play hasn't gone unnoticed nationally, as he has been named one of the four finalists for the Naismith Award, given to the NCAA player of the year.

No Spartan have ever won the Naismith Award in the prize's 43-year history. Green averaged 16.1 points for the Spartans along with 10.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game during the season en route to their No. 1 seed in the tournament and now impressive-looking tournament run. If Green can continue to push the Spartans forward to a Final Four and perhaps a national title, his stock will improve even more.

The other finalists are Kentucky's Anthony Davis, Kansas' Thomas Robinson and Doug McDermott from Creighton.

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