As America’s best player, by the USBWA:
The following players have been nominated for the Oscar Robertson Trophy: D.J. Augustin (Texas); Michael Beasley (Kansas State); Chris Douglas- Roberts (Memphis); Shan Foster (Vanderbilt); Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina); Luke Harangody (Notre Dame); Robbie Hummel (Purdue); Kevin Love (UCLA); A.J. Price (Connecticut); D.J. White (Indiana).
(source- US Basketball Writers Association)
Kevin Durant, a Washington native (who, like Beasley, was a freshman) won the trophy last year. In the interest of full disclosure, DC Basketball blogger Bijan C. Bayne is a USBWA member.