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Daniel Ochefu named finalist for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

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ESPN's Jeff Goodman has noted that Villanova big man Daniel Ochefu has been named a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, an award for the nation's top center in college basketball.

2015 will be the first year the award is given out.

The 6'11" junior is averaging 9.2 ppg and 8.3 rebounds this season for the 23-2 Wildcats.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Finalists

Player School
Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky
Rakeem Christmas Syracuse
Damian Jones Vanderbilt
Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin
Jarell Martin LSU
Kennedy Meeks North Carolina
Stefan Nastic Stanford
Daniel Ochefu Villanova
Jahlil Okafor Duke
Jakob Poeltl Utah
Bobby Portis Arkansas
Josh Scott Colorado
Joshua Smith Georgetown
Brad Waldow Saint Mary’s
Alan Williams UCSB