The teams that will compete in this year’s NCAA® Men’s Final Four won’t be decided until the end of the upcoming weekend, but already the four finalists for the top individual honor in men’s college basketball have been identified. Michigan sophomore Trey Burke, Creighton junior Doug McDermott, Indiana junior Victor Oladipo and Georgetown sophomore Otto Porter Jr. are the 2013 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year finalists. McDermott also was a finalist for the 2012 Trophy.
The four finalists were chosen by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based selections on individual performances throughout the 2013 men’s college basketball regular season. The winner of the Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year Trophy will be revealed April 7, 2013 in Atlanta.
For the ninth consecutive year, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the player of their choice and help determine the 2013 Naismith Trophy winner. Beginning March 25 through April 6 fans can cast their vote by calling **VOTE (**8683).