The list was unveiled earlier tonight on ESPNU and ESPN.com.
On the 2021 Wooden Award™ Midseason Top 25, three players make their debut on the Wooden Watch™: Derek Culver (West Virginia), Carlik Jones (Louisville), and Jalen Suggs (Gonzaga). Three schools have multiple players on the list, led by Gonzaga (Corey Kispert, Suggs, and Drew Timme), and followed by Illinois (Kofi Cockburn and Ayo Dosunmu) and Villanova (Collin Gillespie and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl).
The Big Ten leads all conferences with six selections on the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, followed by the ACC with five, the BIG EAST with four, the Big 12 and West Coast with three selections each, the Pac-12 with two , and Conference USA and the Southeastern with one selection apiece.
The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2021 John R. Wooden Award Men’s Player of the Year presented by Wendy’s. Players not chosen to the preseason or midseason list are still eligible for the Wooden Award™ National Ballot. The National Ballot consists of 15 top players who have proven to their universities that they meet or exceed the qualifications of the Wooden Award. Nearly 1,000 voters will rank in order 10 of those 15 players when voting opens prior to the NCAA Tournament and will allow voters to take into consideration performance during early round games. The Wooden Award All American Team™ will be announced the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner of the 2021 John R. Wooden Award will be presented by Wendy’s following the NCAA Tournament in April.
|Scottie Barnes||Florida State||Fr.||Guard|
|Charles Bassey||Western Kentucky||Jr.||Center|
|Garrison Brooks||North Carolina||Sr.||Forward|
|Derek Culver||West Virginia||Jr.||Forward|
|Cade Cunningham||Oklahoma State||Fr.||Guard|
|Ron Harper Jr.||Rutgers||Jr.||Guard/Forward|
|Remy Martin||Arizona State||Sr.||Guard|
|Evan Mobley||Southern California||Fr.||Forward|