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Three Big East players named to Lute Olson Award midseason watch list

Providence's Kris Dunn, Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono, and Butler's Roosevelt Jones honored.

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Three Big East players were named to the Lute Olson Award midseason watch list on Friday afternoon.

The award, which is given to the nation's best upperclassman, tabbed Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono, Providence's Kris Dunn, and Butler's Roosevelt Jones on the midseason list.

Arcidiacono is Villanova's second-leading scorer at 12.7 PPG, and the Wildcats' assist leader at 4.5 APG. He's also the reigning Co-Big East Player of the Year.

Dunn is one of the country's best all-around players at 17.7 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 7.3 APG, and 3.2 steals per game, which is second best in the nation. He shared the Co-Big East Player of the Year honor with Arcidiacono.

Jones continues to do it all for the Bulldogs, as he is their second-leading scorer at 14.3 PPG, their leading rebounder at 7.1 RPG, and also leads the team with 4.9 APG.

The winner will be announced on April 1st in Houston at the CollegeInsider.com Award Presentation. For the full mid-season watch list, click HERE.