New Mexico's Cameron Bairstow Named Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist
Bairstow is the only Mountain West player on the list. He was named to the Midseason Watch List on January 23rd.
Since the 1958-59 season, the USBWA has named a National Player of the Year. In 1998, the award was named in honor of the University of Cincinnati Hall of Famer and two-time USBWA Player of the Year Oscar Robertson. It is the nation's oldest award and the only one named after a former player.
Bairstow leads New Mexico and the Mountain West in scoring at 20.2 points per game and is one of five players nationally averaging over 20 points per game after averaging in single digits last year. After never scoring more than 17 points in any game in his first three seasons, he has turned in 16 20-point games this year, including scoring 29 twice. He leads the Mountain West in field goal percentage, and is first or second on the team in scoring, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and blocks. Three times this year he has been named the Mountain West Player of the Week.
|2014 OSCAR ROBERTSON TROPHY FINALISTS|
|CAMERON BAIRSTOW||SENIOR||FORWARD||NEW MEXICO|
|Cleanthony Early||Senior||Forward||Wichita State|
|Melvin Ejim||Senior||Forward||Iowa State|