BYU's Jimmer Fredette Named Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist
Junior guard one of 16 finalists for USBWA player of the year award.
Feb. 16, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
BYU junior guard Jimmer Fredette has been named a finalist for the 2010 Oscar Robertson Trophy, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced today.
Fredette is among 16 finalists for the award, which is presented to the association's national player of the year.
The Glens Falls, New York, native is also among 31 players on the midseason watch list for the 2010 John R. Wooden Award. Fredette leads the Mountain West Conference in scoring (20.9 points per game) and ranks second in assists (5.0).
Voted on by the USBWA membership, the Oscar Robertson Trophy is the nation's oldest award and the only one named after a former player. The legendary Oscar Robertson was the USBWA's first player of the year in 1959. The USBWA renamed its player of the year award the Oscar Robertson Trophy in 1998. The ballot will be distributed to the membership on Monday, March 1. The presentation of this year's award will take place on Friday, April 2 in Indianapolis in conjunction with the NCAA Men's Final Four.
The following players are finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy: