Originally posted on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 1/10/13
Indiana sophomore Cody Zeller is one of 25 midseason finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, the national advisory board for the award announced on Thursday evening. Through 15 games, Zeller is averaging 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. He’s one of four Big Ten players to be named a finalist, joining Illinois guard Brandon Paul, Michigan’s Trey Burke and Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas. Current Indiana Director of Basketball Operations Calbert Cheaney was the last Hoosier to win the Wooden Award in 1993. Zeller was one of three freshman finalists last season for the award, joining Kentucky’s Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. The complete list of finalists follows after the jump: Anthony Bennett, 6-8, Fr., F, UNLV Laurence Bowers, 6-8, Sr., F, Missouri Trey Burke, 6-0, So., G, Michigan Isaiah Canaan, 6-1, Sr., G, Murray State Michael Carter-Williams, 6-6, So., G, Syracuse Jack Cooley, 6-9, Sr., F, Notre Dame Seth Curry, 6-2, Sr., G, Duke Jamaal Franklin, 6-5, Jr...
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