Junior guard Asia Durr and senior forward Myisha Hines-Allen have been named to the 2018 Preseason Top 30 John R. Wooden Award watch list.
The preseason top 30 represents the players who are considered strong candidates for the prestigious award. However, players not mentioned in the preseason top 30 can be added to the Wooden Award midseason list.
The award honors the player of the year in both men’s and women’s basketball.
The Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list has been released, and two Louisville Cardinals made the list: Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell. Players who did not make this list can still be added to the final list, which will be released on March 7.
The Wooden Award is presented annually to the most outstanding college basketball Player of the Year. The award was founded in 1976. A watch list with 50 players was recently released, and Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier made the list. These aren’t finalists, as someone who is not on this list can certainly win the award. It is just a watch list.
The list will be reduced to 25 players in January, and finalists will be announced in March.
The Mid Season Wooden award list has been cut to 25 and our own Russ Smith has made the cut. Russ, who was a Pre Season First Team All American, is averaging 18.4 points a game along with 4.7 assist this season. Here is the full list of 25: