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Baylor's Butler named to Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List

The sophomore guard's contribution to the 6-1 Bears has been noticed.
Credit: KCEN

INDIANAPOLIS — Baylor sophomore guard Jared Butler has been named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association made the announcement Thursday for the men's basketball Player of the Year award.

The USBWA named 46 players to the watch list:

  • G Ty-Shon Alexander - Creighton
  • G Cole Anthony - North Carolina
  • C Udoka Azubuike - Kansas
  • G Desmond Bane - TCU
  • C Charles Bassey - WKU
  • F Kerry Blackshear Jr. - Florida
  • G Jared Butler - Baylor
  • G Anthony Cowan - Maryland 
  • G Jarron Cumberland - Cincinnati
  • G Antoine Davis - Detroit Mercy
  • F Mamadi Diakite - Virginia
  • G Devon Dotson - Kansas
  • F Anthony Edwards - Georgia
  • G Jordan Ford - Saint Mary's
  • C Luka Garza - Iowa
  • G Jon Axel Gudmundsson - Davidson
  • F TJ Holyfield - Texas Tech
  • G Markus Howard - Marquette
  • G Jhivvan Jackson - UTSA
  • G Tre Jones - Duke
  • F/C Nathan Knight - William & Mary
  • F Anthony Lamb - Vermont
  • G Jermaine Marrow - Hampton
  • G Tyrese Maxey - Kentucky
  • G Skylar Mays - LSU
  • G Sam Merrill - Utah State
  • F John Mooney - Notre Dame
  • F Aaron Nesmith - Vanderbilt
  • F Zeke Nnaji - Arizona
  • F Jordan Nwora - Louisville
  • F Reggie Perry - Mississippi State
  • F Filip Petrusev - Gonzaga
  • G Myles Powell - Seton Hall
  • G Payton Pritchard - Oregon
  • F Nick Rakocevic - USC
  • G Jordan Roland - Northeastern
  • F Marcus Santos-Silva - VCU
  • F Lamar Stevens - Penn State
  • C Jon Teske - Michigan
  • F Tres Tinkle - Oregon State
  • F Obi Toppin - Dayton
  • F Kaleb Wesson - Ohio State
  • G Cassius Winston - Michigan State
  • C James Wiseman - Memphis
  • G McKinley Wright IV - Colorado
  • C Omer Yurtseven - Georgetown

Butler, a sophomore from Reserve, Louisiana, is averaging 19.4 points and 2.6 assists per game for 6-1 Baylor.

The Bears beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 78-46 Tuesday and will host Arizona at 11 a.m. Saturday.