Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Dawgs Yante Maten on midseason watch list for John Wooden Award

Jock Landale | Credit Tod Fierner Saint Mary's College Athletics Jock Landale | Credit Tod Fierner Saint Mary's College Athletics
Lucia Summers | 13 January, 2018, 05:39

Gustafson is now ranked in the top-15 nationally in 10 categories. Previous winners include Larry Bird (1979), Michael Jordan (1984) and Tim Duncan (1997).

Young has been the breakout star of the college basketball season. He's among the top 10 in the Big Ten in both scoring and rebounding.

Maten has scored in double figures in 14 of the Bulldogs' 15 games, with seven 20-point outputs and seven double-doubles.

The ACC and the Big East each have five players on the list. He's joined on the list by his teammate Grayson Allen, who is quietly averaging 16.4 points and 4.3 assists per game.

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He also made Big 12 history after becoming the first freshman to earn five Player of the Week awards. A five-star recruit according to 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout, Young is the fourth McDonald's All-American from the state of Oklahoma to play for OU, joining Sooner legends Blake Griffin, Wayman Tisdale and Jeff Webster.

The Wooden Award released its midseason top 25 list on Thursday, which included 17 upperclassmen, 15 backcourt players and representatives from nine conferences. Voters are permitted to take into consideration the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament when casting the ballot.

A total of 15 players will make the final ballot for the award, and the victor will be announced on Friday, April 6.

UNC is one of four schools (Duke, Arizona, Villanova) to have two players on the watch list.

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