LOS ANGELES — KU freshman Andrew Wiggins and Wichita State sophomore Fred Van Vleet are semi-finalists for the Naismith Award. Wiggins leads Kansas in scoring at 16.3 points per game. VanVleet runs the show for the undefeated and second-ranked Shockers.
Wiggins is one of three freshmen on the list of 10 finalists. The Naismith Award, given to the best college basketball player in the country, will be presented to one of four finalists on April 4 in Atlanta.
Tyler Ennis – Syracuse FR guard
Nick Johnson - Arizona JR guard
Sean Kilpatrick – Cincinnati SR guard
Doug McDermott – Creighton SR forward
Shabazz Napier – Connecticut SR guard
Jabari Parker – Duke FR forward
Julius Randle – Kentucky FR forward
Russ Smith – Louisville SR guard
Fred VanVleet – Wichita State SO guard
Andrew Wiggins – Kansas FR guard