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Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 List

 (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)
(Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

The Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 List was released on Tuesday afternoon with Kentucky (Skal Labissiere, Jamal Murray, Tyler Ulis) and Indiana (James Blackmon, Yogi Ferrell, Troy Williams) each getting three players on.

The Wooden Award is presented annually to the nation's top player. The initial list of 50, which is below, will be cut to 25 in mid-January and 15 in late-February. The winner will be announced at the Final Four. Recent recipients include Creighton's Doug McDermott and Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky.

  • Grayson Allen (Duke)
  • Zach Auguste (Notre Dame)
  • Ron Baker (Wichita State)
  • DeAndre Bembry (St. Joseph's)
  • James Blackmon (Indiana)
  • Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia)
  • Jaylen Brown (California)
  • Jalen Brunson (Villanova)
  • Kyle Collinsworth (BYU)
  • Kellen Dunham (Butler)
  • Kris Dunn (Providence)
  • Perry Ellis (Kansas)
  • Yogi Ferrell (Indiana)
  • Rico Gathers (Baylor)
  • Anthony Gill (Virginia)
  • Daniel Hamilton (Connecticut)
  • A.J. Hammons (Purdue)
  • Nigel Hayes (Wisconsin)
  • Buddy Hield (Oklahoma)
  • Danuel House (Texas A&M)
  • Brandon Ingram (Duke)
  • Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame)
  • Brice Johnson (North Carolina)
  • Damian Jones (Vanderbilt)
  • Bronson Koenig (Wisconsin)
  • Skal Labissiere (Kentucky)
  • Jake Layman (Maryland)
  • Caris LeVert (Michigan)
  • Nic Moore (SMU)
  • Monte Morris (Iowa State)
  • Jamal Murray (Kentucky)
  • Malik Newman (Mississippi State)
  • Georges Niang (Iowa State)
  • Marcus Paige (North Carolina)
  • Gary Payton II (Oregon State)
  • Jakob Poeltl (Utah)
  • Taurean Prince (Baylor)
  • Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Florida State)
  • Domantas Sabonis (Gonzaga)
  • Ben Simmons (LSU)
  • D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown)
  • Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona)
  • Isaiah Taylor (Texas)
  • Melo Trimble (Maryland)
  • Tyler Ulis (Kentucky)
  • Denzel Valentine (Michigan State)
  • Fred VanVleet (Wichita State)
  • Tyrone Wallace (California)
  • Troy Williams (Indiana)
  • Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga)

 

Tags: University of Kentucky, Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 List, Indiana University, Adam Zagoria, Josh Newman
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