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Washington's Tony Wroten Up For Freshman Of The Year Award

University of Washington standout freshman Tony Wroten has been lighting it up all season long, playing a large part of the swift jump to the top of the Pac-12 standings for him and his Huskies.

Now the U.S. Basketball Writers of America are taking notice, making Wroten a candidate for the 2012 Waymon Tisdale Award, the award given to the top freshman in men's college basketball each season.

Wroten is up against some tough competition though, facing the likes of Duke's Austin Rivers, Indiana's Cody Zeller and the Kentucky duo of Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

The 6-foot-5 Wroten is averaging 16.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals a game at the moment, making him the Pac-12 leader for freshman scoring, assists and steals. Sis scoring average is fourth among all freshmen nationally and his steals sixth, and is tied for the team lead in double-figure scoring games with 23 of his 25 played with 10+ points. He has scored 20 or more points eight times, while his 188 free throw make up exactly one-third of the team's FT all season.

So yeah, the resume is certainly there. Previous winners of the award include Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd and Chris Webber, so that would also be saying a lot about the young Wroten.

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