Earlier today, the United States Basketball Writers Association announced the finalists for the 2015 Wayman Tisdale Award, which honors the country’s top freshman, and IU freshman guard James Blackmon Jr. is among the 10 candidates.
The complete watch list, per a USBWA press release issued earlier this afternoon, is available after the jump:
Blackmon Jr. is joined on the finalist list by two other Big Ten players in Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Maryland’s Melo Trimble.
Noah Vonleh was on the midseason watch list for the award last season, Yogi Ferrell was on the midseason watch list during the 2012-2013 season and Cody Zeller was a finalist for the award during 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: James Blackmon Jr.