KU’s Wiggins, Wichita’s Early are finalists for Oscar Robertson player of the year award

02/27/2014 4:01 PM

02/27/2014 4:01 PM

Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins and Wichita State senior Cleanthony Early are two of the 15 finalists for the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Award, the United States Basketball Writers Association announced on Thursday.

Wiggins and KU freshman center Joel Embiid were also among six finalists for the basketball writers’ Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year honor. Wiggins leads No. 5 Kansas with 16.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, while Embiid is averaging 11.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest.

The Oscar Robertson Trophy award winner will be announced on April 4 in Arlington, Texas, at a news conference before the Final Four. The Wayman Tisdale Award winner will be announced March 17.

2014 Oscar Robertson Trophy finalists
Pos. Player, school Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown
G/F Kyle Anderson, UCLA 6-9 230 So. Fairview, N.J.
F Cameron Bairstow, New Mexico 6-9 250 Sr. Brisbane, Australia
F Cleanthony Early, Wichita State 6-8 219 Sr. Middletown, N.Y.
F Melvin Ejim, Iowa State 6-6 220 Sr. Toronto
G Tyler Ennis, Syracuse 6-2 180 Fr. Brampton, Ontario
F C.J. Fair, Syracuse 6-8 215 Sr. Baltimore
G Nick Johnson, Arizona 6-3 200 Jr. Gilbert, Ariz.
G Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati 6-4 210 Sr. Yonkers, N.Y.
F Doug McDermott, Creighton 6-8 225 Sr. Ames, Iowa
G Shabazz Napier, Connecticut 6-1 180 Sr. Roxbury, Mass.
F Jabari Parker, Duke 6-8 235 Fr. Chicago
F Casey Prather, Florida 6-6 212 Sr. Jackson, Tenn.
F Julius Randle, Kentucky 6-9 250 Fr. Dallas
G Russ Smith, Louisville 6-0 165 Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
G Andrew Wiggins, Kansas 6-8 200 Fr. Vaughan, Ontario
2014 Wayman Tisdale Award finalists
Pos. Player, school Ht. Wt. Hometown
C Joel Embiid 7-0 250 Yaounde, Cameroon
G Tyler Ennis, Syracuse 6-2 180 Brampton, Ontario
F Aaron Gordon, Arizona 6-9 225 San Jose, Calif.
F Jabari Parker, Duke 6-8 235 Chicago
F Julius Randle, Kentucky 6-9 250 Dallas
G Andrew Wiggins, Kansas 6-8 200 Vaughan, Ontario

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