It should not shock anyone that the victor of the current year’s honor goes to the great Duke freshman, and potential number 1 pick in the 2015 NBA draft, Jahlil Okafor. The Chicago product helped the Blue Devils win 29 games with 17.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game.
Okafor beat out other gifted freshmen for the award such as Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, and Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell.
Okafor joins Jabari Parker as the second straight Blue Devil to be named the Wayman Tisdale Award recipient: http://t.co/jKM3eO3IRd
— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) March 17, 2015