Jan 18, 2022; Lubbock, Texas, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders forward Bryson Williams (11) dribbles the ball against Iowa State Cyclones guard Tyrese Hunter (11) in the first half at United Supermarkets Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State freshman guard Tyrese Hunter is one of 15 players named to the Naismith Men’s Defensive Player of the Year Watch List.
The Racine, Wisconsin, native is leading the Big 12 Conference with 42 steals, which also leads all freshmen nationally. He has 12 games with multiple steals and five games with at least four steals. Additionally, Hunter has five blocks.
He is one of three Big 12 players on the list, joining Baylor’s Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and Texas Tech’s Kevin McCullar.
Hunter and the No. 23 Cyclones return to action Saturday when they host Missouri in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at Hilton Coliseum at 1 p.m.
Naismith Men’s Defensive Player of the Year Watch List
Posh Alexander, St. John’s
Kennedy Chandler, Tennessee
Tari Eason, LSU
Jacob Gilyard, Richmond
Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga
Tyrese Hunter, Iowa State
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
Walker Kessler, Auburn
Christian Koloko, Arizona
Kevin McCullar, Texas Tech
Nathan Mensah, San Diego State
Jamarion Sharp, Western Kentucky
Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua, Baylor
Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky
Mark Williams, Duke