Among the 30 male nominees is Sullivan, a record-setting guard for Iowa State. Sullivan has already set school marks in three-pointers made, three-point shooting percentage and free throw percentage. Sullivan's 89.3 free throw percentage is best all-time in the Big 12 conference, and will qualify him for the NCAA all-time lists with seven more made free throws. Sullivan has 1,455 career points, good for 12th on the ISU all-time scoring list.
Ten finalists from the original nominee list will be selected by a national media committee in February. Voting will be held in March, and the men's winner will be announced during the Men's Final Four, held this year in San Antonio.