AMES, Iowa – Iowa State sophomore Tyrese Haliburton is one of 50 players named to the watch list for the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy Men’s Player of the Year award.
Haliburton, a preseason All-Big 12 selection, played in all 35 games as a freshman and became one of just four freshmen in college basketball since 1992-93 to post 125 assists, 50 steals and 30 blocks while averaging 6.8 points, 3.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals.
The Oshkosh, Wisconsin native won a Gold medal last summer for USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup team. At the tournament he was named to the All-Star Five.
Haliburton and the Cyclones open the 2019-20 season Tuesday evening at Hilton Coliseum against Mississippi Valley State. The game will be televised by Cyclones.tv with tipoff at 7 p.m.