BATON ROUGE – LSU's Jordan Mickey is the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week for games ending the week of Feb. 2. Mickey was selected by CBSSports.com's Jeff Borzello, in partnership with the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Mickey, a 6-8 forward from Dallas, Texas, averaged 18.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks, while shooting 14-for-25 from the field and 8-for-10 from the free-throw line. It started in last Tuesday's showdown against Kentucky. Mickey finished with 14 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots. Mickey took it up a notch over the weekend against Arkansas. Mickey went for 22 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks, shooting 9-for-17 from the field.
The Integris Wayman Tisdale Award is to be presented to the national freshman of the year at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards on April 14, 2014, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Mickey is on the nine-player Midseason Watch List release last month.
Borzello wrote of Mickey: “…Mickey has shown for three months that he is one of the best freshmen in the country – on both ends of the floor.”