Blackmon on Tisdale Award watch list

Indiana freshman James Blackmon Jr. is among 14 players named to the 2015 Wayman Tisdale Award Midseason Watch List as selected by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Members of the association’s board of directors chose the players to be included on the list as contenders for the national freshman of the year award.

Blackmon is averaging 16.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Hoosiers, who are 15-4 overall and 5-1 in the Big Ten, tied for the league lead.

Here’s the complete list:

2015 WAYMAN TISDALE AWARD MIDSEASON WATCH LIST
Pos. No. Player, School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown

F 2 Cliff Alexander, Kansas 6-8 240 Fr. Chicago, Ill.
G 1 James Blackmon Jr., Indiana 6-4 195 Fr. Marion, Ind.
G 1 Devin Booker, Kentucky 6-6 206 Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich.
F 5 Stanley Johnson, Arizona 6-7 245 Fr. Fullerton, Calif.
G 5 Tyus Jones, Duke 6-1 190 Fr. Apple Valley, Minn.
F 5 Kevon Looney, UCLA 6-9 220 Fr. Milwaukee, Wis.
C 15 Jahlil Okafor, Duke 6-11 270 Fr. Chicago, Ill.
G 12 Kelly Oubre Jr., Kansas 6-7 200 Fr. New Orleans, La.
G 0 D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State 6-5 180 Fr. Louisville, Ky.
F 12 Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky 6-11 250 Fr. Piscataway, N.J.
G 2 Melo Trimble, Maryland 6-3 190 Fr. Upper Marlboro, Md.
F 52 Myles Turner, Texas 6-11 140 Fr. Bedford, Texas
G 3 Tyler Ulis, Kentucky 5-9 155 Fr. Lima, Ohio
G 1 Rashad Vaughn, UNLV 6-6 210 Fr. Minneapolis, Minn.
By conference: Big 12 (3); Big Ten (3); SEC (3); ACC (2); Pac-12 (2), Mountain West (1).