Baylor's Jones among finalists for top freshman

Duncanville product Perry Jones of Baylor is one of five players selected as a finalist for the 2011 Wayman Tisdale Award, given to the national freshman of the year, the U.S. Basketball Writers Associated announced Friday.

Texas' Tristan Thompson, Ohio State's Jared Sullinger and Kentucky teammates Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight are the other finalists. The winner will be announced April 1 in conjunction with the Final Four in Houston.

Jones leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring (14.1), field goal percentage (56.3) and minutes played (33.05).