Ferrell named to midseason watch list for Oscar Robertson Trophy

  • 01/25/2016 12:11 pm in

The United States Basketball Writers Association announced the midseason watch list for the 2016 Oscar Robertson Trophy, which honors the national player of the year, on Monday.

Indiana senior Yogi Ferrell was one of four Big Ten players named to the 20-player list along with Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff, Maryland’s Melo Trimble and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine.

The complete watch list, per a USBWA release, is available after the jump.


Grayson Allen, Duke
Kris Dunn, Providence
Kahlil Felder, Oakland
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
Demetrius Jackson, Notre Dame
Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Jalen Jones, Texas A&M
Sheldon McClellan, Miami
Monte Morris, Iowa State
Georges Niang, Iowa State
Gary Payton II, Oregon State
Wayne Selden Jr., Kansas
Ben Simmons, LSU
Melo Trimble, Maryland
Tyler Ulis, Kentucky
Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga

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  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    About time

  • Hoosier Hall

    Would love to see a college all star game between these guys. Nice to see Yogi get some respect.

  • INUnivHoosier

    A well-deserved honor.

  • weasel

    *2016 Watch List 🙂

  • Great idea. That could be awesome. Why don’t they do that?

  • Best point guard in the country. And an All-American.

  • Hoosier Hall

    I don’t know. I’ve seen a dunk contest and 3pt shootout before but I think they should definitely have some kind of all star game. Would be a fun sendoff for a lot of the kids that graduate or leave for the NBA.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Lol, I didn’t even see that. Just a few years behind.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Yogi and Dunn are the list!

  • Shaggy_C

    The national press has already ordained Ben Simmons the Next Coming(TM) so I don’t see this going anywhere, but I do like seeing a Hoosier in the top 20 at the very least!

    Crazy that Iowa State can have two players on the list when the schools stacked with 5-star talent can land only one (or none!).

  • Shaggy_C

    They do 5 on 5 drills at the NBA Draft Combine, though that’s not quite the same level of intensity that an actual all-star game would bring. They do the senior bowl for football, where’s the East vs West game for basketball?

  • feel the Bern

    How wonderful that Yogi receives this honor named after a man who rose from the segregated housing projects of Indianapolis to NBA fame–the great Oscar Robertson. Congratulations Yogi. Your inclusion in this list is an honor in its own right.

  • Bud Jenkins

    I think college BB has been more about the team and less about the individual. Or at least is has been traditionally. That is changing though.

  • sarge

    2013 and 2015 are listed years

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    Finally some much deserved recognition for Yogi! Also crazy that pUKe gave Kyle Wiltjer the boot a few years ago…I remind the fans down here of that often lol

  • Sandra Wilson

    What is wrong with you people?….I’ll bet it took you a long time to think of a way to interject white liberal guilt into one of these comments….Why not just say congratulations to Yogi ?….It’s truly an honor to be considered for an award named after one of Indiana’s greatest basketball players….Good grief !

  • feel the Bern

    It’s a good reminder for the young ones. It’s a reason for celebration, not guilt.

  • Ole Man

    Wow. Didn’t see that at all. Slow down on your “conservative” tantrum.
    Everything he wrote is true.

  • Good point. How about only graduating players?

  • Point taken, and I agree…to a degree. However, considering that LSU sucks, I think Simmons is dropping down in a lot of peoples’ minds. And ESPN has gotten a lot of crap for pushing this kid into the spotlight, almost like you implied, like they were marketing the kid or something. He’s obviously very good. Unless they make a run at the end of the season, he’s nothing more than a temporary highlight reel player with a bright professional future. Not sure how that translates into the best college basketball player this season and think those who are going to push this are in trouble.

  • I’ll provocatively add that duke made a similar mistake with Sulieman at Maryland this year. But then again, without really knowing the details, he left shady, under some sort of cloud there. But in terms of performance at Maryland, he’s doing quite well and looks good doing it.