Wichita State guard Ron Baker is one of 14 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, a national player of the award given by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Baker, a junior from Scott City, averages 15.2 points and 4.5 rebounds for the 11th-ranked Shockers (26-3). He recorded his first double-double in Sunday’s win over Evansville with 18 points and 15 rebounds.
Northern Iowa senior center Seth Tuttle is also one of the players on the list.
The other players are Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon, Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein, Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas, Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant, Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, Iowa State’s George Niang, Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer, Bobby Portis of Arkansas, Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Utah’s Delon Wright.
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The award will be presented April 14 in Oklahoma City.
Baker is one of 16 finalists for the Jerry West Award for the nation’s top shooting guard. He was also included on watch lists for the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award, both national player of the year honors, released earlier this month.