Robbins makes preseason watch list

The preseason list for the 2020 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award included Gophers’ Liam Robbins.

AJ Condon, Sports Reporter

Junior Liam Robbins hasn’t even played his first minute for the Gophers’ men’s basketball team and he’s already catching eyes from across the league.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Robbins was named to the preseason watch list for the 2020 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award on Friday.

There were 20 total athletes added to the list, which will drop down to 10 in January before the final five finalists are named in late February. Robbins was joined by four other Big Ten players on the list, all of which have experience in the conference already.

Robbins transferred from Drake earlier this year and is poised to make an immediate impact on the court.

Being on the list doesn’t entirely mean you will be there throughout the season. Players can be subbed on and off it depending on their play during the season. Robbins is in good company on the list, but will need to prove he is ready to play at the Big Ten level to stay on it throughout the season.