Lawal named Naismith midseason finalist

Gani Lawal was named a mid-season finalist for the Naismith Trophy on Wednesday by Atlanta Tipoff Club. The award is given to the men’s college basketball player of the year.

Lawal, a6-9, 234-pound forward from Norcross, is averaging 13.9 points and 9.3 rebounds a game this season.

There are 30 players on the list, including six from the ACC. The Big East leads with seven players.

Aldrich Cole Kansas Center Junior
Aminu Al-Farouq Wake Forest Forward Sophomore
Anderson James Oklahoma State Guard Junior
Babbitt Luke Nevada Forward Sophomore
Booker Trevor Clemson Forward Senior
Bouldin Matt Gonzaga Guard Senior
Butler Da’Sean West Virginia Forward Senior
Collins Sherron Kansas Guard Senior
Cousins DeMarcus Kentucky Forward Freshman
Downey Devan South Carolina Guard Senior
Dyson Jerome Connecticut Guard Senior
Fredette Jimmer BYU Guard Junior
Harangody Luke Notre Dame Forward Senior
Hayward Gordon Butler Guard/Forward Sophomore
Hummel Robbie Purdue Forward Junior
James Damion Texas Guard/Forward Senior
Johnson Wesley Syracuse Forward Junior
Jones Dominique South Florida Guard Junior
Landesberg Sylven Virginia Guard Sophomore
Lawal Gani Georgia Tech Forward Junior
Lucas Kalin Michigan State Guard Junior
Monroe Greg Georgetown Center Sophomore
Pullen Jacob Kansas State Guard Freshman
Reynolds Scottie Villanova Guard Senior
Samhan Omar Saint Mary’s Center Senior
Scheyer Jon Duke Guard Senior
Turner Evan Ohio State Guard/Forward Junior
Varnado Jarvis Mississippi State Forward Senior
Vasquez Greivis Maryland Guard Senior
Wall John Kentucky Guard Freshman

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February 24th, 2010
4:40 pm

First…now I know, just come to a Tech Blog that no one cares about and I can be First all the Time


February 24th, 2010
4:41 pm

Everyone still ready to SH**CAN Coach Blewett, sorry I mean Hewett?


February 25th, 2010
10:16 am

Where was Lawal when UGA BEAT GT?!?!?!?!?!?