Memphis Tigers Hoop Stars Rodney Carney and Darius Washington are named to the initial 50-player watch list for the John Wooden Award, signifying College Basketballs' top player.
Both Carney and Dwash are recent invitees to the U.S. Under-21 Men's National team.
The 6'7" Carney is one of the Nations' most exciting players with the ability to nail the 3, or take the ball to the Rim with authority.
Washington is coming off a rookie season where he was named Conference USA Freshman of the year, and was named to several Freshmen All-American squads.
Only 8-schools had 2 players named to the Wooden Watch List.
The others are Duke, Boston College, Connecticut, Michigan State, Stanford, Texas and Wake Forest.