With averages of 22.5 points and 10.0 boards per game, Melo ran away with the Wayman Tisdale Award given to the nation’s best freshman. Melo beat out the likes of current NBA players Chris Bosh, Raymond Felton, and J.J. Redick to win the esteemed honor. With the award in tow, Melo solidified his spot as one of the top freshman to ever suit up.