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ACC leads all conferences with six players named
Greensboro, N.C. -- The ACC leads all conferences with six players named to Midseason Top 25, as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Wednesday on ESPN's SportsCenter and on ESPN.com.
Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 25 student-athletes who are the frontrunners for the sport’s most prestigious individual honor based on their performances during the first half of the 2014-15 season. The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2015 John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s.
The ACC is represented by Virginia junior Justin Anderson, Notre Dame senior Jerian Grant, Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell and sophomore Terry Rozier, and Duke freshmen Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor.
The leading candidates will be further pared to 20 top players in early February. Fifteen top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA will be submitted to the voters on the ballot prior to the NCAA Tournament. Every year, players make the ballot who are not on the preseason or midseason lists. Voting will take into consideration the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Wooden Award All American Team will be announced the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament.
2014-15 John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25
|Ron Baker||Wichita State||Missouri Valley||6-4||JR||G|
|Ryan Boatright||Connecticut||The American||6-0||SR||G|
|Yogi Ferrell||Indiana||Big Ten||6-0||JR||G|
|Jerian Grant||Notre Dame||ACC||6-5||SR||G|
|D'Angelo Harrison||St. John's||Big East||6-4||SR||G|
|Buddy Hield||Oklahoma||Big 12||6-4||JR||G|
|Frank Kaminsky||Wisconsin||Big Ten||7-0||SR||F|
|Georges Niang||Iowa State||Big 12||6-8||JR||F|
|D'Angelo Russell||Ohio State||Big Ten||6-5||FR||G|
|Juwan Staten||West Virginia||Big 12||6-1||SR||G|
|Melo Trimble||Maryland||Big Ten||6-3||FR||G|