Despite a season-ending injury, Nerlens Noel is one of eight finalists for the Wayman Tisdale Award, given annually by the United States Basketball Writers Association to the top freshman in college basketball.
Just two days after setting a school record with 12 blocked shots, Noel is one of 12 players on U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s midseason list for the Wayman Tisdale Award, which honors the top freshman for the 2012-13 college basketball season.
UK will hold a news conference Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague, where they will announce their NBA intentions.
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association confirmed what many already knew Tuesday when the organization named Davis as the winner of the 2012 Wayman Tisdale Award, given annually to the National Freshman of the Year.
Kentucky freshmen Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are among five finalists for the 2012 Wayman Tisdale Award, given annually to the nation’s top freshman, as voted on by the United States Basketball Writers Association.
Not everyone has North Carolina and Kentucky 1-2 in the polls.
UK freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague are among 12 players the U.S. Basketball Writers Association named as its preseason candidates for the nation’s top freshman for the 2011-12 college basketball season.
The No. 10/11 Cats (8-2) responded with arguably its best win of the season Tuesday night, a 70-55 victory over the previously undefeated Broncos (8-1).