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Tuesday / February 21.

Wayman Tisdale Midseason Watch List

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The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected 12 outstanding first-year players for its 2013 Integris Wayman Tisdale Award Midseason Watch List. Members of the association’s board of directors chose the players to be included on the list as contenders for the national freshman of the year award.

UNLV’s Anthony Bennett and Kansas’s Ben McLemore are also on the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List as a candidate for national player of the year.

Here’s the list:

Pos. No. Player, School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown
G 3 Jordan Adams, UCLA 6-5 220 Fr. Atlanta, Ga.
G 5 Kyle Anderson, UCLA 6-9 235 Fr. Fairview, N.J.
C 21 Isaiah Austin, Baylor 7-1 220 Fr. Arlington, Texas
F 15 Anthony Bennett, UNLV 6-8 240 Fr. Brampton, Ont.
G 1 Jahii Carson, Arizona State 5-10 175 Fr. Mesa, Ariz.
G 11 Kevin (Yogi) Ferrell, Indiana 6-0 178 Fr. Indianapolis, Ind.
G 23 Ben McLemore, Kansas 6-5 195 Fr. St. Louis, Mo.
G/F 15 Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA 6-6 225 Fr. Las Vegas, Nev.
F 3 Nerlens Noel, Kentucky 6-10 228 Fr. Everett, Mass.
F 1 Glenn Robinson III, Michigan 6-6 210 Fr. St. John, Ind.
G 33 Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State 6-4 225 Fr. Flower Mound, Texas
G 11 Nik Stauskas, Michigan 6-6 190 Fr. Mississauga, Ont.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.