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Nerlens Noel was named to the Wayman Tisdale Award watch list on Thursday.

The award -- won last year by Anthony Davis -- is given to the nation's top freshman.

Noel is averaging 10.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He ranks first in the NCAA in blocks per game (4.8) and 14th in steals per game (2.4).

Twelve freshmen total were named to the watch list. Going up against Noel are:

Jordan Adams, UCLA

Kyle Anderson, UCLA

Isaiah Austin, Baylor

Anthony Bennett, UNLV

Jahii Carson, Arizona State

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Ben McLemore, Kansas

Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA

Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State

Nik Stauskas, Michigan.

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