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Landry Shamet joins the Wooden Award midseason list

12 January 2018, 10:46 | Anna Jefferson

Iowa's Gustafson named to Wooden Award Top 25

Michigan State forward Miles Bridges high-fives forward Jaren Jackson Jr. in the first half of their Big Ten basketball game against Rutgers at the Breslin Center in East Lansing on Wednesday

The Wooden Award is college basketball's most prestigious individual honor.

Players must have a 2.0 grade-point average to be considered.

Kansas senior guard Devonte Graham is also on the midseason list, which is topped by Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young. Ionescu leads the Ducks with 18.6 points, 7.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game and is second in rebounding average (7.2).

Four University of CT women's basketball standouts have earned a spot on the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top-25, announced by Los Angeles Athletic Club on Thursday afternoon.

Bridges was named the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year and was a unanimous selection to the preseason All-Big Ten team.




A guard/forward, Bridges was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on December 26 after averaging 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a pair of games.

The Wooden Award will narrow its field to 20 candidates in February, with the top 15 players eventually making it onto the final ballot prior to the NCAA Tournament. It was his first career Player of the Week honor and the sixth time he had been recognized by the league as he was named Freshman of the Week five times during the 2016-17 season. A five-star recruit according to 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout, Young is the fourth McDonald's All-American from the state of Oklahoma to play for OU, joining Sooner legends Blake Griffin, Wayman Tisdale and Jeff Webster. The announcement was made by ESPNW and the Wooden Award on Thursday. Voters are permitted to take into consideration the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament when casting the ballot.

Bridges was also on the preseason top 50 list.

View the full women's list here and the men's list here.



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