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Sunday / May 28.
  • Oscar Robertson, Wayman Tisdale Midseason Watch Lists Unveiled

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    The U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced midseason watch lists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy (National Player of the Year) and the Wayman Tisdale Award (National Freshman Player of the Year).

    Balloting for the USBWA’s All-America Team, All-District Teams and the association’s individual awards will take place in March. The Oscar Robertson Trophy will be presented at a news conference on Friday, March 31, at the Final Four in Phoenix. The Henry Iba Coach of the Year will be presented at the association’s awards breakfast the following Monday. The presentation of the Wayman Tisdale Award is to be announced.

    Here are the midseason watch lists:

    2016-17 USBWA MEN’S MIDSEASON WATCH LISTS
    Oscar Robertson Trophy (Men’s National Player of the Year)
    Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
    Lonzo Ball, UCLA
    Joel Berry II, North Carolina
    De’Aaron Fox, Kentucky
    Markelle Fultz, Washington
    Ethan Happ, Wisconsin
    Josh Hart, Villanova
    Marcus Keene, Central Michigan
    Luke Kennard, Duke
    Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s
    TJ Leaf, UCLA
    Lauri Markkanen, Arizona
    Kelan Martin, Butler
    Frank Mason III, Kansas
    Malik Monk, Kentucky
    Johnathan Motley, Baylor
    Alec Peters, Valparaiso
    Caleb Swanigan, Purdue
    Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga
    Wayman Tisdale Award (Men’s National Freshman Player of the Year)
    Lonzo Ball, UCLA
    De’Aaron Fox, Kentucky
    Markelle Fultz, Washington
    Jonathan Isaac, Florida State
    Josh Jackson, Kansas
    TJ Leaf, UCLA
    Lauri Markkanen, Arizona
    Malik Monk, Kentucky
    Justin Patton, Creighton
    Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s
    Dennis Smith, North Carolina State
    Jayson Tatum, Duke
     

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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.