The United States Basketball Writers Association announced the midseason watch list for the 2014 Wayman Tisdale Award, which honors the country’s top freshman, and IU freshman forward Noah Vonleh was among the nine midseason candidates.
Here’s the complete watch list, per a USBWA press release issued earlier this afternoon:
2013-14 WAYMAN TISDALE AWARD MIDSEASON WATCH LIST
C Joel Embiid, Kansas 7-0 250 Fr. Yaounde, Cameroon
G Tyler Ennis, Syracuse 6-2 180 Fr. Brampton, Ont.
F Aaron Gordon, Arizona 6-9 225 Fr. San Jose, Calif.
F Jordan Mickey, LSU 6-8 220 Fr. Dallas, Texas
F Jabari Parker, Duke 6-8 235 Fr. Chicago, Ill.
F Julius Randle, Kentucky 6-9 250 Fr. Dallas, Texas
F Noah Vonleh, Indiana 6-10 240 Fr. Haverhill, Mass.
G Andrew Wiggins, Kansas 6-8 200 Fr. Vaughan, Ont.
G James Young, Kentucky 6-6 215 Fr. Rochester Hills, Mich.
Yogi Ferrell was on the midseason watch list for the award last season and Cody Zeller was on the midseason watch list for the 2011-2012 season.
The USBWA has chosen a national freshman of the year since the 1988-89 season, but an Indiana player has never won the award.
Filed to: Noah Vonleh