Oscar Robertson Watch
The United States Basketball Writer’s Association of America has announced the midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson award. The award will be presented to the National Player of the Year on April 15 in Oklahoma City, along with the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award and the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award:
Here are the dozen players on the list (in alphabetical order).
Anthony Bennett, F, Fr., UNLV
Trey Burke, PG, Fr., Michigan
Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Soph., Syracuse
Doug McDermott, F, Jr., Creighton
Ben McLemore, 6-5, SG, RS Fr., Kansas
Victor Oladipo, 6-5, SG, Jr., Indiana
Kelly Olynyk, 7-0, C, Jr., Gonzaga
Mason Plumlee, 6-10, C, Sr., Duke
Russ Smith, 6-0, G, Jr., Louisville
Deshaun Thomas, 6-7, F, Jr., Ohio State
Jeff Withey, 7-0, C, Sr., Kansas
Cody Zeller, 7-0, C, Soph., Indiana
Those involved in the call, according to USBWA president John Akers, were the following: Dana O’Neil (ESPN), Frank Burlison, Kirk Wessler (Peoria Journal-Star), Pat Forde (Yahoo) Matt Vautour (Daily Hampshire Gazette), Kevin Armstrong (New York Daily News), Steve Wiseman (Durham Herald-Sun), Mike Lopresti (USA Today), Tom Keegan (Lawrence Journal World), Wally Hall (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette), Tom Kensler (Denver Post) and Chris Dortch (Blue Ribbon).You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.