Friday, February 25, 2011

Jones, Knight are Finalists for Wayman Tisdale Award

Kentucky teammates Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight were named among five finalists for the inaugural Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year Award as announced by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).

Here is an excerpt of a release from the University of Kentucky:

Jones is currently leading the team in rebounding (9.1), blocked shots (53) and double-doubles (10). He’s averaging 17.6 points, which is second on the team just behind Knight. Jones leads the league in rebounding and ranks fourth in scoring. His 2.0 blocks per game average ranks sixth.

Knight is averaging a team-best 17.7 points and has set UK freshmen records for 20-point games with 12 and consecutive games in double-figures with 22. He ranks third in the SEC in scoring and second in assists with 4.0 per game and he’s fifth in the league in 3-pointers, averaging 2.4 a game.

Former UK All-American John Wall became the first Wildcat to win the award last season.

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