Barnes, Henson, Marshall, Scott on Wooden Midseason Candidate List

Jan. 17, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall and Virginia’s Mike Scott were among the collegiate players selected Tuesday for the Wooden Award Midseason candidate list.

Chosen by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is made up of 25 student-athletes who, based on their performances in November, December and the beginning of January, are the frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.

The Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Big East conferences boast four selections apiece to the Midseason Top 25, followed by the Big 12 with three. The Missouri Valley Conference, Conference USA, MAAC, Big West, Mountain West and Big Sky each had one player selected.

Barnes has six games with 20-or-more points and is fifth in the ACC in scoring (16.8) and ninth in field goal percentage (.478). Henson leads the ACC in rebounds (9.7) and blocked shots (3.0), is seventh in scoring (14.4) and stands second in field goal percentage (.546).

Marshall has seven games with 11-or-more assists and leads the ACC in assists (9.6) and assists to turnover ratio (3.5:1). Scott leads the ACC in field goal percentage (.588) and is fourth in scoring (16.9) and sixth in rebounds (8.9)

The national ballot consists of approximately 20 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. The John R. Wooden Award All American Team will be announced the week of the “Elite Eight” round during the NCAA Tournament.

2011-12 John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List

(Players listed alphabetically by conference)

Name Ht. Year Position University Conference
Harrison Barnes 6-8 So. F North Carolina ACC
John Henson 6-11 Jr. F North Carolina ACC
Kendall Marshall 6-4 So. G North Carolina ACC
Mike Scott 6-8 Sr. F Virginia ACC
Darius Johnson-Odum 6-2 Sr. G Marquette Big East
Kevin Jones 6-8 Sr. F West Virginia Big East
Kris Joseph 6-7 Sr. F Syracuse Big East
Jeremy Lamb 6-5 So. G/F Connecticut Big East
William Buford 6-6 So. G Ohio State Big Ten
Draymond Green 6-7 Sr. F Michigan State Big Ten
Jared Sullinger 6-9 So. F Ohio State Big Ten
Cody Zeller 6-11 Fr. F Indiana Big Ten
Damian Lillard 6-3 Jr. G Weber State Big Sky
Orlando Johnson 6-5 Sr. G UC Santa Barbara Big West
Marcus Denmon 6-3 Sr. G Missouri Big 12
Perry Jones III 6-11 So. F Baylor Big 12
Thomas Robinson 6-10 Jr. F Kansas Big 12
Will Barton 6-6 So. G Memphis Conference USA
Scott Machado 6-1 Sr. G Iona Metro Atlantic
Doug McDermott 6-7 So. F Creighton Missouri Valley
Mike Moser 6-8 So. F UNLV Mountain West
Anthony Davis 6-10 Fr. F Kentucky SEC
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 6-7 Fr. F Kentucky SEC
John Jenkins 6-4 Jr. G Vanderbilt SEC
Arnett Moultrie 6-11 Jr. F Mississippi State SEC