Lawson named to midseason Oscar Robertson Trophy list

ST. LOUIS – Kansas redshirt junior Dedric Lawson has been named one of 20 student-athletes to the midseason Oscar Robertson Trophy list the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) announced Friday.
Lawson, the 2018-19 Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, is looking to become the second Kansas player to win the Oscar Robertson Trophy as Frank Mason III was the 2017 recipient.
Entering the Dec. 22 game at Arizona State, Lawson has a Big 12-leading seven double-doubles for the season, including one in each of his last three games for the No. 1 Jayhawks. The Memphis forward has scored 20 or more points in six of his last seven games. Lawson leads the Big 12 in rebounding at 11.1 boards per game and is second in scoring with a 19.7 points-per-game average. Lawson is the only player in the league averaging a double-double. A two-time Big 12 Player of the Week (11/12, 11/26) and two-time league newcomer of the week (12/3, 12/17), Lawson is tied for second on the KU team with 24 assists.
Balloting for the USBWA’s All-America Team, All-District Teams and the association’s individual awards will take place in March. The Oscar Robertson Trophy will be presented at a news conference on Friday, April 5, at the Final Four in Minneapolis. 
2018-19 Midseason Oscar Robertson Trophy List
Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Virginia Tech
R.J. Barrett, Duke
Bol Bol, Oregon
Ignas Brazdeikis, Michigan
Jordan Caroline, Nevada
Brandon Clarke, Gonzaga
Jarrett Culver, Texas Tech
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
Carson Edwards, Purdue
Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin
Markus Howard, Marquette
De’Andre Hunter, Virginia
Caleb Martin, Nevada
C.J. Massinburg, Buffalo
Luke Maye, North Carolina
Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s
Grant Williams, Tennessee
Zion Williamson, Duke
No. 1 Kansas (10-0) will play at No. 18/19 Arizona State (8-2) on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 8 p.m. (Central). The game will be televised on ESPN2.
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