Okafor, Kaminsky headline Wooden Award midseason watch list

Thursday January 15th, 2015

Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor, Wisconsin senior center Frank Kaminsky and Kentucky junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein are among those who headline the Wooden Award midseason top 25 list, which was released Wednesday.

Other notables on the list are Virginia junior guard Justin Anderson, Arizona freshman forward Stanley Johnson and Gonzaga junior forward Kyle Wiltjer.

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Louisville, Gonzaga and Duke each have two players on the list, with Duke also having freshman guard Tyus Jones, Gonzaga also having senior guard Kevin Pangos, and Louisville having junior forward Montrezl Harrell and sophomore guard Terry Rozier.

Okafor, Johnson and Jones make up five freshman on the list. They are joined by Maryland guard Melo Trimble and Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell.

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Tyler Haws of BYU has the highest scoring average of anyone on the list, averaging 22.1 per game. 

The full list is below:

Justin Anderson (Virginia)
Ron Baker (Wichita State)
Ryan Boatright (UConn)
Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky)
Yogi Ferrell (Indiana)
Jerian Grant (Notre Dame)
Montrezl Harrell (Louisville)
D'Angelo Harrison (St. John's)
Tyler Haws (BYU)
Buddy Hield    Oklahoma)
Stanley Johnson (Arizona)
Tyus Jones (Duke)
Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin)
Jordan Mickey (LSU)
Georges Niang (Iowa State)
Jahlil Okafor (Duke )
Kevin Pangos (Gonzaga)
Bobby Portis (Arkansas)
Chasson Randle (Stanford)
Terry Rozier (Louisville)
D'Angelo Russell (Ohio State)
Juwan Staten (West Virginia)
Melo Trimble (Maryland)
Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga)
Delon Wright (Utah)

The list of finalists for the award will be announced on March 7. Players who did not make the midseason list can still make the final list. 

- Molly Geary

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