Bridges Named to Oscar Robertson Preseason Watch List
East Lansing, Mich. - Michigan State men’s basketball sophomore Miles Bridges was one of 32 players selected to the 2017-18 Oscar Robertson Trophy Preseason Watch List.
Members of the association's board of directors chose the players to be included on the list as contenders for the Oscar Robertson Trophy. The award is to be presented to the national player of the year by its namesake at the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio.
Bridges was one of only four sophomores selected to the watch list and was one of two players from the Big 10, joined by Ethan Happ of Wisconsin.
The guard/forward was also named a Preseason All-American by the Associated Press on Monday afternoon.
This is another in a series of preseason accolades for MSU’s sophomore co-captain. Bridges was named the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year and was a unanimous selection to the Preseason All-Big Ten Team. In addition, he was one of 20 players selected to the watch list for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award, was named the Preseason Player of the Year by ESPN.com and NBC Sports and Sports Illustrated lists him as the No. 1 candidate for National Player of the Year.