The Wooden Award is presented annually to the nation’s top basketball player, and the 2013 field is as crowded as ever. The Award’s selection committee has managed to trim the list of potential honorees down to 25 now that college basketball is rounding the mid-season mark. However, not even that is set in stone. Players can be removed or added from the list as the season goes on.
Three college basketball mainstays, Duke, Kansas and Mizzou each have two players on the list of 25. They are the only three programs to boast multiple players. The list is headlined by Duke’s high-flying Mason Plumlee, and Creighton’s Doug McDermott is also in the running after earning First Team All-America honors a season ago.
Without further ado …
|Isaiah Canaan||Murray State|
|Jack Cooley||Notre Dame|
|Jamaal Franklin||San Diego State|
|Erick Green||Virginia Tech|
|Otto Porter Jr.||Georgetown|
|Marcus Smart||Oklahoma State|
|Deshaun Thomas||Ohio State|
|Nate Wolters||S. Dakota State|