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Friday / July 12.
  • Kentucky, Kansas Each Put 4 on Wooden Watch List, Arizona Has 3

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    TownsKentucky and Kansas each put four players on the Wooden Award Watch List Monday.

    Junior Willie Cauley-Stein, sophomores Aaron and Andrew Harrison, and freshman Karl-Anthony Towns were Kentucky’s four selections to the preseason list.

    Kansas, which meets Kentucky Tuesday night in the Champions Class in Indianapolis, also had four players on the list — junior Perry Ellis, freshmen Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre Jr. and sophomore Wayne Selden.

    Arizona had three players on the list with junior Brandon Ashley, sophomore Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and freshman Stanley Johnson.

    Duke freshmen Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor also both made the list.

    WOODEN WATCH LIST

    Name School Conference Ht. Yr. Pos.
    Cliff Alexander Kansas Big 12 6-8 Fr. F
    Brandon Ashley Arizona Pac-12 6-9 Jr. F
    Ron Baker Wichita State Missouri Valley 6-4 Jr. G
    Ryan Boatright UConn The American 6-0 Sr. G
    Malcolm Brogdon Virginia ACC 6-5 Jr. G
    Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky SEC 7-0 Jr. F
    Branden Dawson Michigan State Big Ten 6-6 Sr. G/F
    Sam Dekker Wisconsin Big Ten 6-9 Jr. F
    Perry Ellis Kansas Big 12 6-8 Jr. F
    Yogi Ferrell Indiana Big Ten 6-0 Jr. G
    Marcus Foster Kansas State Big 12 6-3 So. G
    Michael Frazier II Florida SEC 6-4 Jr. G
    Treveon Graham VCU Atlantic 10 6-6 Sr. G/F
    Jerian Grant Notre Dame ACC 6-5 Sr. G
    Olivier Hanlan Boston College ACC 6-4 Jr. G
    Montrezl Harrell Louisville ACC 6-8 Jr. F
    Aaron Harrison Kentucky SEC 6-6 So. G
    Andrew Harrison Kentucky SEC 6-6 So. G
    Tyler Haws BYU WCC 6-5 Sr. G
    Buddy Hield Oklahoma Big 12 6-4 Jr. G
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Arizona Pac-12 6-7 So. F
    R.J. Hunter Georgia State Sun Belt 6-6 Jr. G
    Stanley Johnson Arizona Pac-12 6-7 Fr. F
    Tyus Jones Duke ACC 6-1 Fr. G
    Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin Big Ten 7-0 Sr. F
    Caris LeVert Michigan Big Ten 6-7 Jr. G
    Jordan Mickey LSU SEC 6-8 So. F
    Nic Moore SMU The American 5-9 Jr. G
    Georges Niang Iowa State Big 12 6-8 Jr. F
    Jahlil Okafor Duke ACC 6-11 Fr. C
    Kelly Oubre, Jr. Kansas Big 12 6-7 Fr. G
    Marcus Paige North Carolina ACC 6-1 Jr. G
    Kevin Pangos Gonzaga WCC 6-2 Sr. G
    Terran Petteway Nebraska Big Ten 6-6 Jr. F
    Bobby Portis Arkansas SEC 6-11 So. F
    Chasson Randle Stanford Pac-12 6-2 Sr. G
    Terry Rozier Louisville ACC 6-1 So. G
    Wesley Saunders Harvard Ivy League 6-5 Sr. G
    Josh Scott Colorado Pac-12 6-10 Jr. F
    Wayne Selden, Jr. Kansas Big 12 6-5 So. G
    D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera Georgetown Big East 6-3 Jr. G
    Juwan Staten West Virginia Big 12 6-1 Sr. G
    Keifer Sykes Green Bay Horizon League 6-0 Sr. G
    Isaiah Taylor Texas Big 12 6-1 So. G
    Karl-Anthony Towns Kentucky SEC 6-11 Fr. F
    Myles Turner Texas Big 12 6-11 Fr. F
    Fred VanVleet Wichita State Missouri Valley 6-0 Jr. G
    Dez Wells Maryland Big Ten 6-5 Sr. G/F
    Delon Wright Utah Pac-12 6-5 Sr. G
    Joseph Young Oregon Pac-12 6-2 Sr. G

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.

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