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Nerlens Noel one of 12 players named to the midseason watch for the Wayman Tisdale Award given to the nation's top freshman.
Other players listed are: Jordan Adams, UCLA; Kyle Anderson, UCLA; Isaiah Austin, Baylor; Anthony Bennett, UNLV; Jahii Carson, Arizona State; Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; Ben McLemore, Kansas; Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA; Glenn Robinson III, Michigan; Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State; Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Anthony Davis won the award last season.
UK popularity has both the positive and the negative.
Archie goodwin basically statistically the same as Jordan adams, yet adams is picked but Goodwin was not.
KY is 14-6 while UCLA is 16 - 6.
In terms of team performance not much difference. Kentucky starts more freshmen than UCLA. And their class was basically tied or slightly below UK, it's interesting to see 3 of their players and only 1 of our players.
agree on UCLA/UK comparison. Goodwin might have hurt himself recently. Poythress likely hurt himself earlier. Neither deserve the award, frankly. Noel could be a winner if he keeps up his recent play, especially if his offense picks up a bit.
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