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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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With his third period goal off of his own rebound, Jaromir Jagr has moved into a tie for the eighth most goals in NHL history. The 41-year-old Czech native ties former Red Wing Steve Yzerman at 692 career goals.

Jagr needs just two more goals to move into seventh place, alongside Mark Messier.?

11961Wayne GretzkyF14878941963285757751820473910.6011.3201.921
21928Gordie HoweF17678011049185016850.4530.5941.047
31964Brett HullF1269741650139145823265201100.5840.5121.096
41951Marcel DionneF1348731104017716002823419740.5420.7721.314
51942Phil EspositoF12827178731590910249231180.5590.6811.240
61959Mike GartnerF1432708627133511596721723900.4940.4380.932
71961Mark MessierF175669411931887191021017963920.3950.6791.075
8t1965Steve YzermanF15146921063175592418520250940.4570.7021.159
8t1972Jarom?r J?grF141669210161707973286195111210.4880.7181.206
- Stats via Quanthockey.com
Tags: Breaking News, By The Numbers, Jaromir Jagr, mark messier, New Jersey Devils, scoring list, steve yzerman

  1. Geno Smith QB WVU - Geno Smith had an amazing start to his 2012 season but West Virginia's defense collapsed mid-way through and so did his statistics. Geno began forcing passes and took on the weight of the program on his back, which led to his steep decline in the second half. With all of that said Geno still through for 4,200 yard 42 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He is the most polished pocket passer in this draft and his accuracy should allow him to make an immediate impact in the NFL.
  2. Tyler Wilson QB Arkansas - Wilson has had some concussion problems while at Arkansas but he is every bit as talented as his predecessor Ryan Mallot. Mallot had a laundry list of off the field concerns, Wilson does not. Wilson showed that he was a fiery leader and if it wasn't for Petrino's departure he would have been a top the Heisman list.
  3. Tyler Bray QB Tennessee - Tyler Bray is my choice as the best Quarterback in this draft. He has never lacked confidence and his gunslinger mentality at Tennessee always made their offense a feared commodity. At 6'6" 210 lbs Bray has prototypical size and arm strength. He just needs to learn how to play within a system and not play "hero ball" at the next level. Bray would have been a top 10 pick in the 2014 draft, so a team gets a steal in the 2nd or 3rd round of this years draft.
  4. Mike Glennon QB NC State - Glennon could never live up to his Prep hype, but his height/arm combo still makes him an intriguing prospect for NFL execs. NC State coaches were willing to let Russell Wilson walk because of the belief they had in Glennon and if an NFL team can cultivate that talent he can be a face of a franchise.
  5. Matt Barkley QB USC - Barkley would have been #1 on this list in September but the more the season went along the more it seemed that he was a product of his receivers. Barkley obviously wont be the 5th QB drafted in April but from a talent perspective he barely sneaks into our top 5. He has limitations in regards to his arm strength and size; two things which can't be developed. Everyone quickly points towards Drew Brees when these are mentioned as negatives, but the fact of the matter is that there is only one Drew Brees. Listed at 6'2" Matt Barkley looks closer to 6'00" and doesn't anticipate on nearly the same level.
Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 2013 NFL Draft, 2013 NFL draft prospects, New York Giants, NFL Draft, NFL Draft list, NFL Draft QBs, Editorial Aside

Bleacher Report comprised a list of reasons why the Devils should bench Martin Brodeur. The reasons are: Age, Goals Against Average, Keith Kinkaid, Johan Hedberg and finally One More For Marty.

Yes it is a know fact that Brodeur is one of the older goaltenders in the league and some of his play has showed it. But I think that he is still a competitive enough goaltender to play. Maybe he shouldn't be playing as much as he is but he should not be replaced by any means.

Tags: Bleacher Report, List, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Read, SNY
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You can place this in the "better them than us" category if you like......

Former Giant WR Sinorice Moss was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles today.? He recently had been in the news for being worked out by the Washington Redskins last week.

Tags: Injured reserve list, National Football League, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Sinorice Moss, University of Miami, Washington Redskins, wide receiver
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