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John Wooden Award Finalists

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  1. douggie

    douggie Iron Duke Supporting Member Level 3

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    At the midway point in the season here are the Wooden Award finalists for the best college player in the country:

    Precious Achiuwa - 6-9 Fr - Memphis
    Udoka Azubuike - 7-0 Sr - Kansas
    Saddiq Bey - 6-8 So - Villanova
    Vernon Carey - 6-10 Fr - Duke
    Anthony Cowan Jr, -6-0 Sr - Maryland
    Devon Dotson - 6-2 So - Kansas
    Anthony Edwards - 6-5 Fr - Georgia
    Malachi Flynn - 6-1 Jr - San Diego State
    Luka Garza - 6-11 - Iowa
    Ashton Hagans - 6-3 So, - Kentucky
    Tyrese Haliburton - 6-5 So - Iowa State
    *Markus Howard - 5-11 Sr - Marquette
    Tre Jones - 6-3 So - Duke
    Tyrese Maxey 6-3 Fr - Kentucky
    Jordan Nwora 6-7 Jr - Louisville
    Filip Petrusev 6-11 So, - Gonzaga
    Myles Powell 6-2 Sr - Seton Hall
    Payton Pritchard 6-2 Sr, Oregon
    Zavier Simpson - 6-0 Sr, - Michigan
    Lamar Stevens -6-8 Sr - Penn State
    Isaiah Stewart - 6-9 Fr, - Washington
    Tres Tinkle - 6-7 Sr - Oregon State
    Obi Toppin - 6-9 So - Dayton
    Kaleb Wesson - 6-9 Jr - Ohio State
    *Cassius Winston - 6-1 Sr - Michigan State

    * Denotes a finalist from last season
     



  2. douggie

    douggie Iron Duke Supporting Member Level 3

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    I have seen all of these guys play except the Toppin kid from Dayton, Flynn from SDSU, and Tinkle from Oregon State
     
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    What a fucking joke without Oturu.
     
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    You needn't worry about Tinkle...that team is going nowhere.
     
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    They are certainly on the bubble at this point. Top 50 NET, 3-4 against Q1/Q2 teams. Given the state of the Pac 12 I can see them getting to the tournament.
     
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    Agree with that. He's a beast.

    Saadiq Bey over Kamar Baldwin from Butler? Baldwin is a better and more valuable player without question.

    It's like the Wooden people just looked at some stats pages and picked guys based on that.
     
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    Also, no clear cut frontrunner by a long shot.

    Winston goes 4-13 with 9 TOs in a historic blowout.

    I'd pick Jones of Carey from Duke if they finish with a #1 seed. If Seton Hall gets it together and wins the Big East (which I think they will), then I go Myles Powell.
     
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    Baldwin, Oturu and Riller wouldve been in my top 25 but its not bad
     
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    What about that dude from Vandy who is shooting 50s across the board.
     
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    Good call. Nesmith. Actually really surprised he didnt make it
     
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    Apparently hes out for the year tho. Tough break.
     
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    Nice recognition for Tyrese Haliburton - 6-5 So - Iowa State - who is a great player on a terrible team.