Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Award preseason watch list released
There are 15 names who make this list each season. Who are the 15? We've got them here.
The United States Basketball Writers Associated released on Tuesday the 15 players it deems most worthy of being watched in the 2013-14 season.
The Oscar Robertson Award is the USBWA's version of college basketball's MVP award. It's handed out the week after the end of the season every year. Here are the 15 names us writers believe have the best chance to be the best player in the sport by season's end.
|2013-14 OSCAR ROBERTSON TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST|
|G||Jahii Carson, Arizona State||5-10||180||So.||Mesa, Ariz.|
|G||Aaron Craft, Ohio State||6-2||195||Sr.||Findlay, Ohio|
|F||C.J. Fair, Syracuse||6-8||215||Sr.||Baltimore, Md.|
|F||Aaron Gordon, Arizona||6-9||225||Fr.||San Jose, Calif.|
|G||Gary Harris, Michigan State||6-4||210||So.||Fishers, Ind.|
|G||Joe Harris, Virginia||6-6||225||Sr.||Chelan, Wash.|
|F||Doug McDermott, Creighton||6-8||225||Sr.||Ames, Iowa|
|F||Mitch McGary, Michigan||6-10||255||So.||Chesterton, Ind.|
|G||Shabazz Napier, Connecticut||6-1||180||Sr.||Roxbury, Mass.|
|F||Jabari Parker, Duke||6-8||235||Fr.||Chicago, Ill.|
|C||Adreian Payne, Michigan State||6-10||245||Sr.||Dayton, Ohio|
|F||Julius Randle, Kentucky||6-9||250||Fr.||Dallas, Texas|
|G||Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State||6-4||220||So.||Flower Mound, Texas|
|G||Russ Smith, Louisville||6-0||165||Sr.||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|G||Andrew Wiggins, Kansas||6-8||200||Fr.||Vaughan, Ont.|
|By conference: Big Ten (4), ACC (3), American Athletic (2), Big 12 (2), Pac-12 (2), Big East (1), SEC (1).|
|By class: Seniors (7), Juniors (0), Sophomores (4), Freshmen (4).|
Interesting to note that there are seven seniors on the list. Perhaps that's a good sign! If you want a true breakdown by position, I filter as such:
Here are the most recent winners of the award:
2013: Trey Burke
2012: Anthony Davis
2011: Jimmer Fredette
2010: Evan Turner
2009: Blake Griffin
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