The U.S. Basketball Writers Association named Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Julius Randle and James Young among 10 players on a watch list for the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award.
Others named on the list are Tyler Ennis, Syracuse; Aaron Gordon, Arizona; Kasey Hill, Florida; Jabari Parker, Duke; Wayne Selden, Kansas; Andrew Wiggins, Kansas.
Two former UK players won the award: Anthony Davis (2012) and John Wall (2010).
The USBWA has picked a national freshman of the year since the 1988-89 season. LSU’s Chris Jackson won the first award. Otherwinners include Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd and Chris Webber.