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LSU's Jordan Mickey named to the Wayman Tisdale Award Watch List

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Jordan Mickey, a forward, on the LSU men's basketball team was named to the mid-season watch list for the 2014 Integris Wayman Tisdale Award on Friday, Jan. 24 (2014).

The Integris Wayman Tisdale Award is presented to a freshman each year by the United Sates Basketball Writer's Association who is the freshman of the year.

Mickey is among eight other freshmen that was added to the mid-season watch list. The only freshman from LSU that has won this award was Chris Jackson (Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf), who brought home the award in its first year of existence in 1988-1989.

Mickey has won the Southeastern Freshman of the Week award twice so far this season. Mickey's statistics this season include an average of 13.1 points per game and 7.3 rebounds. Mickey is ranked 20th in scoring and eighth in rebounds in the Southeastern Conference and leads in blocks, averaging 3.5 per game. At this rated, Mickey has a chance in meeting or passing the record of Shaquille O'Neal's record at LSU of 100 blocks.

During LSU's game against Missouri earlier this week, Mickey recorded his fifth double double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

The other freshman named to the Integris Wayman Tisdale Award Watch List are Julius Randle, Kentucky; James Young, Kentucky, Joel Embiid, Kansas; Tyler Ennis, Syracuse; Aaron Gordon, Arizona; Jabari Parker, Duke; Noah Vonleh, Indiana; and, Andrew Wiggins, Kentucky.

The SEC leads the nominations with four players on the list.

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