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Sunday / May 28.
  • National Player of the Year Poll: Cast Your Vote

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    Twenty-five players were named to the The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25.

    Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is made up of 25 student-athletes who, based on their performances in November, December, and the beginning of January, are the frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.

    Here’s the list and below is a poll where you can vote among six candidates for National Player of the Year honors.

     

    NAME Ht. Yr. Pos. SSchool 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
     

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.