Two of Oregon’s five-star freshmen are already considered among the top men's basketball players in the nation at their positions.
Bol Bol was one of 20 players named to the watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year award in college basketball. The 7-foot-2 Bol was ranked among the top five recruits in the nation by multiple scouting services.
Louis King is among 20 players on the list for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year award. King was a McDonald’s All-American who is expected to miss at least the first month of the season as he recovers from a knee injury suffered in high school.
Oregon also put junior Payton Pritchard on the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award given out to the top point guard in the country.