Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 1/15/13
The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on ESPNU. Selected 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 basketballs most prestigious honor. The Womens midseason list will be released next week. Creighton forward Doug McDermott and Murray State guard Isaiah Canaan, both 2012 Wooden Award All Americans, return to the midseason list in 2013. Canaan averages 21.4 points per game for the 11-3 Racers. McDermott is the nations No. 3 scorer, at 23.1 ppg, and has taken the Bluejays to a 14-1 record to start the season. The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the official ballot. The National Ballot consists of approximately 20 top players who have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Note that Lehighs C.J. McCollum was selected to the Midseason Top 25 for his play to date though he suffered a foot injury last week that will keep him out for approximately two months. The Wooden Award All American Team, consisting of the nations top 10 players, will be announced the week of the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. The John R. Wooden Award Player of the Year presented by Wendys will be announced on ESPN during the Final Four Weekend in Atlanta. The 2013 Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendys will take place April 11-13, 2013, at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The Gala will honor the Mens and Womens Wooden Award winners, All Americans and the Legends of Coaching Award winner, Kansas Head Coach Bill Self. The Big East had five players chosen to the list, followed by the Big 10 and Big 12 with four each. The ACC had three selections; the Mountain West and SEC had two; and the Summit League, WCC, Patriot League, Ohio Valley Conference, and Missouri Valley Conference each had one player selected. Three freshmen were selected: Anthony Bennett of UNLV, Ben McLemore of Kansas, and Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State. Missouri (Laurence Bowers and Phil Pressey), Kansas (McLemore and Jeff Withey) and Duke (Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry), all ranked in the Associated Press Top 10 this week, were the only programs with more than one player selected to the Midseason Top 25. Two 2012-13 midseason honorees are younger brothers of previous John R. Wooden All Americans. Dukes Seth Curry is the younger brother of 2009 Wooden Award All American Stephen Curry of Davidson. Cody Zeller of Indiana is the younger brother of 2012 Wooden Award All American Tyler Zeller of North Carolina. NAMEHt.Yr.Pos.SSchoolConferenceAnthony Bennett6-8Fr.FUNLVMountain WestLaurence Bowers6-8Sr.FMissouriSECTrey Burke6-0So.GMichiganBig TenIsaiah Canaan6-1Sr.GMurray StateOhio Valley ConferenceMichael Carter-Williams6-6So.GSyracuseBig EastJack Cooley6-9Sr.FNotre DameBig EastSeth Curry6-2Sr.GDukeACCJamaal Franklin6-5Jr.GSan Diego StateMountain WestErick Green6-3Sr.GVirginia TechACCElias Harris6-8Sr.FGonzagaWCCPierre Jackson5-10Sr.GBaylorBig 12Sean Kilpatrick6-4Jr.GFCincinnatiBig EastC.J. McCollum6-3Sr.GLehighPatriot LeagueDoug McDermott6-8Jr.FCreightonMissouri Valley ConferenceBen McLemore6-5Fr.GKansasBig 12Brandon Paul6-4Sr.GIllinoisBig TenMason Plumlee6-10Sr.FDukeACCOtto Porter, Jr.6-8So.FGeorgetownBig EastPhil Pressey5-11Jr.GMissouriSECMarcus Smart6-4Fr.GOklahoma StateBig 12Russ Smith6-0Jr.GLouisvilleBig EastDeshaun Thomas6-7Jr.FOhio StateBig TenJeff Withey7-0Sr.CKansasBig 12Nate Wolters6-4Sr.GSouth Dakota StateThe Summit LeagueCody Zeller7-0So.FIndianaBig Ten
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

USF suspends DB indefinitely for role in shooting, arrest

Elway: Broncos plan to 'stay the course' with Siemian, Lynch

Boykin may have violated probation, could face jail time

Six reasons Raiders' move to Las Vegas will be awesome

Kraft: Patriots do not intend to trade Malcolm Butler

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brandon Marshall talks about how he can help Odell Beckham

Scherzer makes Tebow look silly in spring training at-bat

Lonzo Ball discusses headlines his father creates

Laettner taunts Kentucky after Elite Eight heartbreaker

Chargers finally sell out season tickets after two months

Report: Heat still hoping to trade Chris Bosh

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

The 28 craziest ballpark foods for the 2017 season

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

The NFL distraction playbook

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

The NFL distraction playbook

With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker