Lawson named to Oscar Robertson Trophy Final Midseason Watch List
ST. LOUIS – Kansas redshirt-junior Dedric Lawson has been named one of 12 student-athletes to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Final Midseason Watch List, the U.S. Basketball Writers Associations (USBWA) announced Wednesday.
Members of the USBWA’s board of directors chose the players that will be considered as contenders for the Oscar Robertson Trophy which recognizes the national player of the year. The Oscar Robertson Trophy is to be presented by its namesake at the NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis in April and the winner will be honored at the USBWA Awards Dinner on April 15 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. In 2017, Kansas’ Frank Mason III became the first Jayhawk to win the Oscar Robertson Trophy.
Lawson leads the Big 12 in scoring at 19.4 points per game and rebounding with a 10.8 average. The Memphis, Tennessee, native has four double-doubles in his last six games and is the only player in the Big 12 averaging a double-double. Lawson has a Big 12-leading 15 double-doubles for the season, which is tied for second nationally. On most every national player of the year watch lists and a Sporting News Midseason All-America First Team selection, Lawson has scored 20 or more points in 12 games this season, including three of the last five contests. A three-time Big 12 Player of the Week (11/12, 11/26, 12/26) and four-time league newcomer of the week (12/3, 12/17, 1/14, 1/28), Lawson leads KU with 26 blocked shots and his 1.2 blocks per game are fifth in the conference and his 50.8 field goal percentage is sixth.
|2018-19 OSCAR ROBERTSON TROPHY FINAL MIDSEASON WATCH LIST|
|F||RJ Barrett, Duke||6-7||202||Fr||Mississauga, Ont.|
|G||Jarrett Culver, Texas Tech||6-6||195||So.||Lubbock, Texas|
|G||Carsen Edwards, Purdue||6-1||200||Jr.||Atascocita, Texas|
|F||Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga||6-8||230||Jr.||Toyama, Japan|
|F||Ethan Happ, Wisconsin||6-10||237||Sr.||Milan, Ill.|
|G||Markus Howard, Marquette||5-11||175||Jr.||Chandler, Ariz.|
|G||De’Andre Hunter, Virginia||6-7||225||So.||Philadelphia, Pa.|
|F||Dedric Lawson, Kansas||6-9||235||Jr.||Memphis, Tenn.|
|G||Ja Morant, Murray State||6-3||175||So.||Dalzell, S.C.|
|F||Grant Williams, Tennessee||6-7||236||Jr.||Charlotte, N.C.|
|F||Zion Williamson, Duke||6-7||285||Fr.||Spartanburg, S.C.|
|G||Cassius Winston, Michigan State||6-1||185||Jr.||Detroit, Mich.|
|By conference: ACC 3; Big Ten 3; Big 12 2; Big East 1; Ohio Valley 1; SEC 1; West Coast 1.|
|By class: Seniors 1; Juniors 6; Sophomores 3; Freshmen 2.|
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