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Villanova freshman Jalen Brunson on Wayman Tisdale Award Watch List

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Villanova freshman point guard Jalen Brunson has been named to the 2016 Wayman Tisdale Award for the National Freshman Player of the Year. The 6'2" point guard out of Lincolnshire, IL was also named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List in October.

The USBWA has chosen a national freshman of the year since the 1988-89 season when LSU's Chris Jackson was the recipient. The 2015-16 season marks the sixth year the award has been named in Wayman Tisdale's honor.

Through seven games this season Brunson is averaging 11.1 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 3.7 assists.

Wildcat alumn, Tim Thomas, won the Sporting News' Freshman of the Year in 1997.

Wayman Tisdale Award Watch List

Player School
Dwayne Bacon Florida State
Malik Beasley Florida State
Isaiah Briscoe Kentucky
Jaylen Brown California
Jalen Brunson Villanova
Cheick Diallo Kansas
Tyler Dorsey Oregon
Henry Ellenson Marquette
Brandon Ingram Duke
Skal Labissiere Kentucky
Tyler Lydon Syracuse
Jamal Murray Kentucky
Ivan Rabb California
Malachi Richardson Syracuse
Ben Simmons LSU
Caleb Swanigan Purdue
Allonzo Trier Arizona
Stephen Zimmerman UNLV