Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Farmar Named Mid-Season Naismith Trophy Candidate

By Bruin Basketball Report

UCLA sophomore guard Jordan Farmar was named a mid-season candidate for the prestigious Naismith Trophy given to the nation's top collegiate basketball player.

The initial preseason list of fifty candidates for the Naismith Trophy was narrowed down to thirty in the most recent announcement.

The list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors, comprised of leading basketball journalists, coaches and administrators from around the country. The board bases its criteria on the player performances this season.

Past UCLA Bruin Naismith Trophy winners include: Lew Alcindor (1969), Bill Walton (1972,1973,1974), and Marques Johnson (1977).

Farmar is now a mid-season candidate for both the Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Award. He was also recently nominated for the Bob Cousy Award presented to the most outstanding collegiate point guard in the nation.

Farmar is averaging 13.8 points and 5.5 assists per game this season.


(photo credit: naismithawards.com)


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