The victor of the John R. Wooden Award will be announced in early April during the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show.
Georgia's Yante Maten was named to the Midseason Top-25 list for the John R. Wooden Award, presented by Wendy's, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Thursday.More news: Bruno Mars, Kesha added to Grammy Awards line-up
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The senior guard leads Creighton in scoring with an average of 19 points per game and leads the nation's active players with 662 career field goals.
Big 12 representatives include seniors Devonte' Graham (Kansas) and Jevon Carter (West Virginia) along with freshmen Trae Young (Oklahoma) and Mohamed Bamba (Texas). Young already ranks in the top 10 among all-time OU freshmen in numerous categories for season totals, sitting at seventh in points (438), second in assists (153), third in made 3-pointers (58) and fourth in made foul shots (126). He's logged 14 consecutive 20-point contests and nine double-doubles in his 15-game career. Gustafson is one of five Big Ten student-athletes to garner five Player of the Week awards in a single season. Former Sooner players Blake Griffin and Buddy Hield won the award in 2009 and 2016, respectively. The National Ballot consists of 15 top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Baker is the last WSU player to make the mid-season list.