Kansas junior guard Marcus Garrett has been named 2020 Naismith defensive player of the year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday.
Garrett, 6-5 guard from Dallas, won out over finalists Ashton Hagans of Kentucky, Tre Jones of Duke and Mark Vital of Baylor.
The finalists were chosen by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s board of selectors, which is made up of leading journalists from around the country. They based their selections on “outstanding on-court defensive performances during the 2019-20 regular college basketball season.”
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