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Nerlens Noel's season may be over -- with final averages of 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 2.1 steals per game -- but he was still named one of eight finalists for the Wayman Tisdale Award, given to the nation's top freshman.

Other finalists:

-- Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA
-- Anthony Bennett, UNLV
-- Jahil Carson, Arizona State
-- Gary Harris, Michigan State
-- Ben McLemore, Kansas
-- Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
-- Rasheed Sulaimon, Duke

Anthony Davis and John Wall both won the award in their freshmen years.

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