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Four Selected to Wooden Award Midseason List

13 January 2018, 01:19 | Kristopher Drake

Iowa Junior, Ex-South Shore Standout Megan Gustafson Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top-25

Miles Bridges of Michigan State named to Wooden Award midseason top 25 list

Can you believe it?

With the midway point here, we get an update on one major college basketball award that will be handed out during the Final Four.

The players on the Midseason Top 25 list are considered strong candidates for the 2018 John R. Wooden Award. Young has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week on November 13, Nov. 27, December 18, Dec. 27 and January 1. He is one of six freshmen to make the midseason cut, along with Arizona's Deandre Ayton, Duke's Marvin Bagley III, Texas' Mohamed Bamba, UNLV's Brandon McCoy and Alabama's Collin Sexton.

Carter is averaging 20.8 points and 5.2 assists for the Aggies.

Young tied the NCAA single-game assist record against Northwestern State back in December.

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As for Maye, the former walk-on has had a breakout junior season for the Tar Heels.

Maten, a 6-8, 243-pound, forward from Pontiac, Mich., is in the midst of a standout senior season for the Bulldogs and now ranks second in the SEC in scoring at 19.3 ppg and first in rebounding at 8.9 rpg. That includes a big performance against Boston College at home where he scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. He also averages 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals while shooting.449 from the field and.389 from 3-point range.

Bridges was also on the preseason top 50 list.

Michigan State has never had a player win the Wooden Award since it was created in 1976.

The advisory board will trim down the list to 15 in late February.



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