Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 1/31/13
According to Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports, Russ Smith is one of twelve players to make the United States Basketball Writers Association midseason player of the year list. Here is the list of twelve. –Anthony Bennett – UNLV –Trey Burke – Michigan –Michael Carter Williams – Syracuse –Doug McDermott – Creighton –Ben McLemore Kansas –Victor Oladipo – Indiana –Kelly Olynyk – Gonzag –Mason Plumlee – Duke –Russ Smith – Louisville –Deshaun Thomas – Ohio State –Jeff Withey – Kansas –Cody Zeller – Indiana I still think it’s a long shot for Russ to win any of the national player of the year awards, but it’s nice to see he’s still being recognized despite Louisville’s three game losing streak.
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