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Mark Williams Named to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Watch List

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke freshman Mark Williams has been selected to the 2021 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award watch list, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today.

Named after Class of 1995 Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its seventh year recognizes the top centers in men's college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.

A four-star prospect hailing from Virginia Beach, Va., Williams was the No. 30-ranked player and No.