The United States Basketball Writers of America named the five finalists for the 2012 Wayman Tisdale Award.
The Tisdale Award is given on an annual basis to the top freshman player in the nation.
The announcement of the award winner will be during the Final Four in New Orleans, with the presentation two weeks later in Oklahoma City.
The most recent winners of the award are:
2006: Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina
2007: Kevin Durant, Texas
2008: Michael Beasley, Kansas State
2009: Tyreke Evans, Memphis
2010: John Wall, Kentucky
2011: Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
Here is a power ranking of the five 2012 finalists: