Wise Named to Wooden Award Preseason List

Aug. 20, 2009


LOS ANGELES – Senior Nic Wise has been selected as a candidate for the John R. Wooden Award, announced today by Richard ‘Duke’ Llewellyn, Wooden Award Chairman and founder.

 

The list is comprised of 50 student athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.

 

Wise, a three-year letterwinner, returns for his senior season after averaging 15.7 points and 4.6 assists in 35 games as a junior.

 

The Houston native ranked among Pac-10 leaders in scoring, assists, steals per game, free throw percentage, three-point field goals made, three-point percentage, assist:turnover ratio and minutes played. He was a second-team all-Pac-10 selection as well.

 

In late December, the Wooden Award Committee will release the Midseason Top 30 list, followed in March by the National Ballot, consisting of approximately 20 top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining a cumulative 2.0 GPA.  The Wooden Award All-American Team will be announced the week of the “Elite Eight” round during the NCAA Tournament.

 

The 34th annual Wooden Award ceremony, which will include the announcement of the Men's and Women's Wooden Award winner, and the presentation of the Wooden Award All-American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award, will take place the weekend of April 9-11, 2010.

Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award is the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball.  It is bestowed upon the nation’s best player at an institution of higher education who has proven to his or her university that he or she is making progress toward graduation and maintaining a cumulative 2.0 GPA. 

Since its inception, the John R. Wooden Award has contributed close to a million dollars to universities’ general scholarship fund in the names of the All-American recipients. The Award has also sent more than 1,000 underprivileged children to week-long college basketball camps in the Award’s name.   Additionally, the John R. Wooden Award partners with Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) each year to host the Wooden Award Special Olympics Southern California Basketball Tournament.  The day-long tournament, which brings together Special Olympic athletes and the All-Americans, takes place at The Los Angeles Athletic Club on the Friday prior to the John R. Wooden Award Ceremony.

For more information on the John R. Wooden Award, please contact the Wooden Award staff at 213-630-5206 or email at woodenaward@laac.net.

 

 


Preseason Top 50 List


 


Solomon Alabi

7-1

So.

C

Florida State

Cole Aldrich

6-11

Jr.

C

Kansas

Al-Farouq Aminu

6-9

So.

F

Wake Forest

Luke Babbit

6-9

So.

F

Nevada

Talor Battle

5-11

Jr.

G

Penn State

Trevor Booker

6-7

Sr.

F

Clemson

Matt Bouldin

6-5

Sr.

G

Gonzaga

Craig Brackins

6-10

Jr.

F

Iowa State

Da’Sean Butler

6-7

Sr.

F

West Virginia

Sherron Collins

5-11

Sr.

G

Kansas

Ed Davis

6-10

So.

F

North Carolina

Devan Downey

5-9

Sr

G

South Carolina

Jerome Dyson

6-3

Sr.

G

Connecticut

Devin Ebanks

6-9

So.

F

West Virginia

Corey Fisher

6-1

Jr.

G

Villanova

Luke Harangody

6-8

Sr.

F

Notre Dame

Manny Harris

6-5

Jr.

G

Michigan

Gordon Hayward

6-8

So.

G/F

Butler

Jeremy Hazell

6-5

Jr.

G

Seton Hall

Robbie Hummel

6-8

Jr.

F

Purdue

Damion James

6-7

Sr.

G/F

Texas

Sylven Landesberg

6-6

So.

G

Virginia

Gani Lawal

6-9

Jr.

F

Georgia Tech

Kalin Lucas

6-0

Jr.

G

Michigan State

Tasmin Mitchell

6-7

Sr.

F

Louisiana State

Greg Monroe

6-11

So.

C

Georgetown

E’Twaun Moore

6-3

Jr.

G

Purdue

Raymar Morgan

6-8

Sr.

F

Michigan State

A.J. Ogilvy

6-11

Jr.

C

Vanderbilt

Patrick Patterson

6-9

Jr.

F

Kentucky

Jerome Randle

5-10

Sr.

G

California

Scottie Reynolds

6-2

Jr.

G

Villanova

Samardo Samuels

6-8

So.

F

Louisville

Larry Sanders

6-11

Jr.

F

VCU

Jon Scheyer

6-5

Sr.

G

Duke

DeShawn Sims

6-8

Sr.

F

Michigan

Kyle Singler

6-8

Jr.

F

Duke

Tyler Smith

6-7-

Sr.

G/F

Tennessee

Isaiah Thomas

5-8

So.

G

Washington

Deon Thompson

6-8

Sr.

F

North Carolina

J.T. Tiller

6-3

Sr.

G

Missouri

Evan Turner

6-7

Jr.

G/F

Ohio State

Jarvis Varnado

6-9

Sr.

F/C

Mississippi State

Greivis Vasquez

6-6

Sr.

G

Maryland

Deonta Vaughn

6-1

Sr.

G

Cincinnati

Kemba Walker

6-1

So.

G

Connecticut

Willie Warren

6-4

So.

G

Oklahoma

Terrico White

6-5

So.

G

Mississippi

Nic Wise

5-10

Sr.

G

Arizona

Chris Wright

6-8

Jr.

F

Dayton

 

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