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Brandon Miller Named USBWA Wayman Tisdale Award Recipient

By University of Alabama sports information,


Miller was named the nation’s top freshman in college basketball.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama men's basketball forward Brandon Miller has been named the 2023 United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Wayman Tisdale Award winner, it was announced Tuesday afternoon. The award recognizes the top freshman in Division I basketball.

Miller is the fourth SEC player to win the Wayman Tisdale award and the sixth SEC freshman to win a USBWA freshman of the year honor.

The Alabama freshman led the SEC with 19.6 points per game, joining Tennessee's Bernard King (1975) and LSU's Chris Jackson (1989) and Cameron Thomas (2021) to do so as freshmen.

The Wayman Tisdale Award is voted on by the entire membership of the association. It was named the Wayman Tisdale Award in the 2010-11 season in honor of the late three-time USBWA All-American at Oklahoma and the first freshman to receive first-team All-America honors from the USBWA. In March 2007 Tisdale was diagnosed with cancer and, following a courageous and difficult battle that included the amputation of his right leg in 2008, he passed away in May 2009.

The USBWA was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected a women's All-America team since the 1996-97 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Malcolm Moran at 814-574-1485. For additional info about covering the awards banquet, contact Jim Wilson with the MAC (314-539-4488).

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