2011-12 College Hoops Preview: Freshman Player of the Year Watch List Released

Doug BrodessCorrespondent IOctober 20, 2011

The United States Basketball Writers Association released its watch list for the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award. Twelve freshmen from six conferences make up a collection of first-year players who will be considered for this national honor. 

The SEC has four players on the list, with Kentucky occupying three (Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague) of those places.

Also, the Big East has three candidates. 


Bradley Beal, Florida (G, 6'3", 207 pounds, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.)

Chane Behanan, Louisville (F, 6'6", 245 pounds, Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio)

Khem Birch, Pittsburgh (F, 6'9", 220 pounds, Fr., Montreal, Quebec)

Anthony Davis, Kentucky (F, 6'10", 220 pounds, Fr., Chicago, Ill.)

Andre Drummond, Connecticut (C, 6'10", 270 pounds, Fr., Middletown, Conn.)

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky (F, 6'7", 232 pounds, Fr., Somerdale, N.J.)

Le'Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State (G/F, 6'7", 230 pounds, Fr., Dallas, Texas)

Austin Rivers, Duke (G, 6'4", 200 pounds, Fr., Winter Park, Fla.)

Marquis Teague, Kentucky (G, 6'2", 189 pounds, Fr., Indianapolis, Ind.)

Adonis Thomas, Memphis (F/G, 6'6", 222 pounds, Fr., Memphis, Tenn.)

Josiah Turner, Arizona (G, 6'3", 192 pounds, Fr., Sacramento, Calif.)

Cody Zeller, Indiana (F, 6'11", 230 pounds, Fr., Washington, Ind.)