Egbunu named to Adbul-Jabar Watch List


Florida senior center John Egbunu was named as one of 20 players to the Kareem Abdul-Jabar list on Friday, an award given to college basketball’s top center.

Egbunu averaged 7.8 points and a team-high 6.6 rebounds last season before his season was cut shot when he tore his ACL on Feb. 14 against Auburn. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound center is still recovering from knee surgery but is on track for a January return.

The Gators, ranked seventh in the country in the USA Today coaches poll, open their season Nov. 13 at home against Gardner-Webb (7:30 p.m., ESPNU).

Here’s the full watch list:

2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award Candidates

Dusan Ristic Arizona
Austin Wiley Auburn
Kingsley Okoroh California
Tacko Fall Central Florida
Marques Bolden Duke
John Egbunu Florida
Jessie Govan Georgetown
Ben Lammers Georgia Tech
Nick Richards Kentucky
Omer Yurtseven NC State
Isaac Haas Purdue
Jock Landale Saint Mary’s
Angel Delgado Seton Hall
Michael Humphrey Stanford
Vladimir Brodziansky TCU
Mohamed Bamba Texas
Tyler Davis Texas A&M
Thomas Welsh UCLA
Chimezie Metu USC
Ethan Happ Wisconsin