Vanderbilt guard John Jenkins was one of 20 players chosen to the midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy.
The award is given annually to the nation’s best player and is presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Jenkins, a junior from Hendersonville, tops the Southeastern Conference in scoring (19.7 ppg) and 3-point shooting percentage (43.8). He leads the nation in 3-point baskets per game (3.9).
Jenkins and the Commodores will get a first-hand look at two other Oscar Robertson Trophy hopefuls when Kentucky comes to Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday. Wildcats freshmen Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were also named to the list.
The SEC tied the ACC for the most nominations (four). Mississippi State’s Arnett Moultrie also was selected.
Murray State’s Isaiah Canaan represented the Ohio Valley Conference, which is headquartered in Brentwood. The ninth-ranked Racers, who are Division I’s last undefeated team at 23-0, host Tennessee State on Thursday.