Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 1/31/13
The Midseason watch list for Freshman of the Year has been released by the United States Basketball Writers Association. The Wayman Tisdale Award is given to the best freshman on April 15th in Oklahoma City. Nerlens Noel is named on the watch list for the award, and is the only freshman in the SEC on the list. 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. By conference: Pac-12 (4), Big 12 (3), Big Ten (3), Mountain West (1), SEC (1). The award is named for the late Wayman Tisdale who passed away in 2009 after a battle with cancer. Tisdale was a 3-time USBWA All-American at Oklahoma, and played 12 seasons in the NBA. Last year, Kentucky’s own Anthony Davis won the award (along with everything else). Could Nerlens Noel make it two ‘Cats in a row?
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