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Oscar Robertson Trophy

Both the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats are represented on the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List that was released Thursday afternoon. Senior guard Russ Smith and freshman forward Julius Randle are up for the most prestigious award in college basketball.

Excerpt of GoCards.com Press Release of Smith:

Through 20 games, the senior has paced the Cardinals in scoring with 18.1 points per game, along with leading the team in assists (96), steals (38), and 3-pointers made (43). The Brooklyn, N.Y., native, who surpassed 300 career assists on Wednesday, is 21 shy of breaking last year’s single-season best of 116.

In conference play, Smith is averaging 30.3 minutes in seven contests and ranks first in the conference in steals per game (2.4) and 3-point field goal percentage (61.3), second in scoring with 20.1 points per game, and is third in 3-pointers made per game with 2.7.

Excerpt from UKAthletics.com Press Release of Randle:

The Dallas, Texas, native is currently leading the Wildcats with 16.7 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per outing. He’s tallied 11 double-doubles through 18 contests a mark that ranks as the most of any John Calipari-coached player at UK through the same number of games. UK’s single season freshman record for double-doubles is 20 held by both DeMarcus Cousins and former Oscar Robertson Trophy award winner Anthony Davis.


Complete List

Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown
G Keith Appling, Michigan State 6-1 185 Sr. Detroit, Mich.
F Cameron Bairstow, New Mexico 6-9 250 Sr. Brisbane, Australia
F Cleanthony Early, Wichita State 6-8 219 Sr. Middletown, N.Y.
C Joel Embiid, Kansas 7-0 250 Fr. Yaounde, Cameroon
G Tyler Ennis, Syracuse 6-2 180 Fr. Brampton, Ont.
F C.J. Fair, Syracuse 6-8 215 Sr. Baltimore, Md.
F Aaron Gordon, Arizona 6-9 225 Fr. San Jose, Calif.
G Gary Harris, Michigan State 6-4 210 So. Fishers, Ind.
F Rodney Hood, Duke 6-8 215 So. Meridian, Miss.
G Nick Johnson, Arizona 6-3 200 Jr. Gilbert, Ariz.
G DeAndre Kane, Iowa State 6-4 200 Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa.
F Doug McDermott, Creighton 6-8 225 Sr. Ames, Iowa
G Shabazz Napier, Connecticut 6-1 180 Sr. Roxbury, Mass.
F Jabari Parker, Duke 6-8 235 Fr. Chicago, Ill.
G/F Lamar Patterson, Pittsburgh 6-5 225 Sr. Lancaster, Pa.
F Casey Prather, Florida 6-6 212 Sr. Jackson, Tenn.
F Julius Randle, Kentucky 6-9 250 Fr. Dallas, Texas
G Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State 6-4 220 So. Flower Mound, Texas
G Russ Smith, Louisville 6-0 165 Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
G Xavier Thames, San Diego State 6-3 195 Sr. Sacramento, Calif.
G Fred Van Vleet, Wichita State 5-11 194 So. Rockford, Ill.
G Andrew Wiggins, Kansas 6-8 200 Fr. Vaughan, Ont.
G Chaz Williams, Massachusetts 5-9 175 Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.