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Sunday / December 17.
  • Oscar Robertson Watch List Released

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    The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected 20 players for its 2012 Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List.

    Members of the association’s board of directors chose the players to be included on the list as contenders for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, to be presented to the national player of the year by its namesake in New Orleans at the USBWA’s College Basketball Awards Breakfast on March 30.

    Oscar Robertson TrophyThree North Carolina teammates and a pair of Kentucky freshman headline the list. The Tar Heel trio of Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Tyler Zeller join Wildcat first-year phenoms Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. The list also includes Indiana’s Cody Zeller, Tyler’s younger brother.

    Here’s the list:

    2012 OSCAR ROBERTSON TROPHY MIDSEASON WATCH LIST
    Pos. No. Player, School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown
    F 40 Harrison Barnes, North Carolina 6-8 215 So. Ames, Iowa
    G 3 Isaiah Canaan, Murray State 6-0 193 Jr. Biloxi, Miss.
    F 23 Anthony Davis, Kentucky 6-10 220 Fr. Chicago, Ill.
    G 12 Marcus Denmon, Missouri 6-3 185 Sr. Kansas City, Mo.
    F 23 Draymond Green, Michigan State 6-7 230 Sr. Saginaw, Mich.
    F 31 John Henson, North Carolina 6-11 220 Jr. Tampa, Fla.
    G 23 John Jenkins, Vanderbilt 6-4 220 Jr. Hendersonville, Tenn.
    F 5 Kevin Jones, West Virginia 6-8 260 Sr. Mount Vernon, N.Y.
    F 14 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky 6-7 232 Fr. Somerdale, N.J.
    G/F 3 Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut 6-5 180 So. Norcross, Ga.
    F 1 Perry Jones III, Baylor 6-11 235 So. Duncanville, Texas
    G 1 Damian Lillard, Weber State 6-3 195 Jr. Oakland, Calif.
    F 3 Doug McDermott, Creighton 6-7 220 So. Ames, Iowa
    F 43 Mike Moser, UNLV 6-8 210 So. Portland, Ore.
    F 23 Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State 6-11 249 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.
    F 0 Thomas Robinson, Kansas 6-10 230 Jr. Washington, D.C.
    F 23 Mike Scott, Virginia 6-8 237 Sr. Chesapeake, Va.
    F 0 Jared Sullinger, Ohio State 6-9 280 So. Columbus, Ohio
    F 40 Cody Zeller, Indiana 6-11 230 Fr. Washington, Ind.
    C 44 Tyler Zeller, North Carolina 7-0 250 Sr. Washington, Ind.
    By conference: ACC (4); SEC (4); Big Ten (3); Big 12 (3); Big East (2); Big Sky (1); Missouri Valley (1); Mountain West (1); Ohio Valley (1).
    By class: Seniors (5); Juniors (6); Sophomores (6); Freshmen (3)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.