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Michigan State's Miles Bridges makes midseason list for Wooden Award

Michigan State's Miles Bridges makes midseason list for Wooden Award

Bridges was selected to the John R. Wooden Midseason Top 25, the list of front-runners for the Wooden Award, given to the national college basketball player of the year. On the men's side, Kansas senior Devonte' Graham and Creighton senior Marcus Foster are among the 25.

The list will be featured January 11 on ESPN2 at midnight (CT).

The award-which annually recognizes the nation's top player-has its watch lists determined by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances over the first half of the season.

The Big 12's four selections are tied for the second-most among conferences.

Arizona vs. Oregon State - 1/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Junior guard Allonzo Trier is averaging 19.6 points per game, while shooting 40.7 percent from three this season. After Sunday's home game against Arizona , the Beavers get No. 8 OR in a home-and-home battle next weekend.

Young is one of four from the Big 12 and one of five freshmen who are midseason candidates for the award.

Earlier this season, Maten joined the Bulldogs' top-10 carer leaders in both points and rebounds. He's logged 14 consecutive 20-point contests and nine double-doubles in his 15-game career.

Young, who was born in Texas Tech country in Lubbock, Texas, but grew up in the shadow of OU in Norman, has taken the country by surprise and by storm this season. He now ranks No. 8 in both scoring (1,539 points) and rebounding (740 boards), as well as No. 4 in blocked shots (167), No. 5 in free throws made (410) and No. 6 in free throw attempts (547). In the 41-year history of the award, a Duke player has won the honor five times, which is the most among all schools. The ten-man Wooden Award All-American Team will be announced the week of the "Elite Eight" round of the NCAA Tournament.

Voting will open prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament.


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