UConn places 4 among midseason Wooden Award candidates

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The list, selected by college basketball experts, is made up of players who are considered primary candidates for the Wooden National Player of the Year award. Gustafson is now ranked in the top-15 nationally in 10 categories. He is one of six freshmen to make the midseason cut, along with Arizona's Deandre Ayton, Duke's Marvin Bagley III, Texas' Mohamed Bamba, UNLV's Brandon McCoy and Alabama's Collin Sexton.

With his performance against the Eagles, Maye became the first UNC player to have at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in a home game since Antawn Jamison in 1997-98.

Maten has scored in double figures in 14 of the Bulldogs' 15 games, with seven 20-point outputs and seven double-doubles.

The ACC and the Big East each have five players on the list.

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Young came to OU after averaging 42.6 points, 4.1 assists and 5.8 rebounds during his senior year at Norman North High School - just three miles from the heart of the OU campus.

Young tied the NCAA single-game assist record against Northwestern State back in December. Former Sooner players Blake Griffin and Buddy Hield won the award in 2009 and 2016, respectively.

Oklahoma guard Trae Young has been arguably the best player in the nation and wasn't listed on the preseason top 50 watch list. The announcement was made by ESPNW and the Wooden Award on Thursday. Voters are permitted to take into consideration the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament when casting the ballot.

The list of 25 candidates includes two underclassmen:?