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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)
|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|
|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|
|Arnett Moultrie||6-11||Jr.||F||Mississippi State||SEC|