Villanova Senior Dante Cunningham has been named one of the 15 Finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy awarded by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and given to the association's national player of the year.
The Oscar Robertson Trophy is awarded to the USBWA's Player of the Year. It is the nation's oldest award and the only one named after a former player. The legendary Oscar Robertson was the USBWA's first player of the year in 1959. The USBWA renamed its player of the year award the Oscar Robertson Trophy in 1998.