ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association
has announced nominees for the 2007-08 Oscar Robertson Trophy
and Henry Iba Award.
the list of nominees, finalists for each award will be announced
later this month and the presentation of both awards will take place
at the USBWA's annual awards breakfast at Sunset Depot in conjunction
with the Men's Final Four in San Antonio. Each award is voted on
by the entire membership of the association, which consists of nearly
The following players have been nominated for the Oscar Robertson
Trophy: D.J. Augustin (Texas); Michael Beasley (Kansas State); Chris
Douglas-Roberts (Memphis); Shan Foster (Vanderbilt); Tyler Hansbrough
(North Carolina); Luke Harangody (Notre Dame); Robbie Hummel (Purdue);
Kevin Love (UCLA); A.J. Price (Connecticut); D.J. White (Indiana).
The following coaches have been nominated for the Henry Iba Award:
Rick Barnes (Texas); Keno Davis (Drake); John Calipari (Memphis);
Mike Krzyzewski (Duke); Lon Kruger (UNLV); Sean Miller (Xavier);
Matt Painter (Purdue); Bruce Pearl (Tennessee); Rick Pitino (Louisville);
Bo Ryan (Wisconsin); Herb Sendek (Arizona State); Kevin Stallings
The Oscar Robertson Trophy is awarded to the USBWA's Player
of the Year. It is the nation's oldest award and the only one named
after a former player. The legendary Oscar Robertson was the USBWA's
first player of the year in 1959. The USBWA renamed its player of
the year award the Oscar Robertson Trophy in 1998.
The Henry Iba Award has also been presented since 1959.
It is named for the legendary Oklahoma State coach.
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at
the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. Today,
it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball.
For more information on the USBWA and its awards, contact executive
director Joe Mitch at 314-421-0339.
information on the 2008 USBWA Awards Breakfast
• Oscar Robertson Trophy
• Henry Iba Award