Smart Among Those on Wooden Award Midseason List

Marcus Smart is on the Midseason Top 25 list for the Wooden Award.

Marcus Smart is on the Midseason Top 25 list for the Wooden Award.

Jan. 10, 2013

Stillwater, Okla. — Oklahoma State freshman Marcus Smart has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List, it was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. He is one of two true freshmen on the ballot.

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 grade point average.

Smart's teammate, Le'Bryan Nash, was on the initial top 50 list for the Wooden Award, the first time since 2007 that two Cowboys were Wooden Award candidates. Smart becomes the 13th Cowboy nominated for the Wooden Award since 1995.

The Wooden Award All American Team, consisting of the nation’s 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 Wendy’s will be announced on ESPN during the Final Four Weekend in Atlanta. The 2013 Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendy’s will take place April 11-13, 2013, at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The Gala will honor the Men's and Women's Wooden Award winners, All-Americans, and the Legends of Coaching Award winner, Kansas head coach Bill Self, an Oklahoma State alum.

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Midseason Top 25 List

NAME

Ht.

Yr.

Pos.

School

Conference

Anthony Bennett

6-8

Fr.

F

UNLV

Mountain West

Laurence Bowers

6-8

Sr.

F

Missouri

SEC

Trey Burke

6-0

So.

G

Michigan

Big Ten

Isaiah Canaan*

6-1

Sr.

G

Murray State

Ohio Valley

Michael Carter-Williams

6-6

So.

G

Syracuse

Big East

Jack Cooley

6-9

Sr.

F

Notre Dame

Big East

Seth Curry

6-2

Sr.

G

Duke

ACC

Jamaal Franklin

6-5

Jr.

G

San Diego State

Mountain West

Erick Green

6-3

Sr.

G

Virginia Tech

ACC

Elias Harris

6-8

Sr.

F

Gonzaga

WCC

Pierre Jackson

5-10

Sr.

G

Baylor

Big 12

Sean Kilpatrick

6-4

Jr.

G/F

Cincinnati

Big East

C.J. McCollum

6-3

Sr.

G

Lehigh

Patriot League

Doug McDermott*

6-8

Jr.

F

Creighton

Missouri Valley

Ben McLemore

6-5

Fr.

G

Kansas

Big 12

Brandon Paul

6-4

Sr.

G

Illinois

Big Ten

Mason Plumlee

6-10

Sr.

F

Duke

ACC

Otto Porter, Jr.

6-8

So.

F

Georgetown

Big East

Phil Pressey

5-11

Jr.

G

Missouri

SEC

Marcus Smart

6-4

Fr.

G

Oklahoma State

Big 12

Russ Smith

6-0

Jr.

G

Louisville

Big East

Deshaun Thomas

6-7

Jr.

F

Ohio State

Big Ten

Jeff Withey

7-0

Sr.

C

Kansas

Big 12

Nate Wolters

6-4

Sr.

G

South Dakota State

The Summit League

Cody Zeller

7-0

So.

F

Indiana

Big Ten

 Players listed alphabetically.

*indicates player was 2012 Wooden Award All American

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