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Daniel Ochefu named to 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award watch list

The 'Nova big man is amongst a strong field of contenders for the honor.

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Villanova Wildcats big man Daniel Ochefu is among the names featured on the 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award watch list.

Ochefu joins the likes of Jameel McKay (Iowa State), Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona), Diamond Stone (Maryland), Skal Labissiere (Kentucky), A.J. Hammons (Purdue), Jakob Poeltl (Purdue) and Kennedy Meeks (North Carolina) among others to be included on the watch list for the award given out to the best center in college basketball at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season.

Last season, Wisconsin Badgers do-it-all big man Frank Kaminsky took home the award after a sensational season in Madison, helping Bucky make their second consecutive Final Four and land in the National Championship Game.

To view the full watch list, you can read it here.