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Mathurin Named to Wooden Award Midseason Watch List

Jan 5, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona sophomore guard Bennedict Mathurin was one of 25 men's college basketball players across the country to be named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List that was announced on Wednesday (Jan. 5).
Mathurin, a native of Montreal, is averaging 18.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He's shooting 50.6% from the floor and 38.6% from the 3-point line. He scored a season-high 30 points at Illinois earlier this season and has seven total games of 20-plus points. Earlier this year, he became just the third Arizona player to ever be named Pac-12 Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks and earned USBWA National Player of the Week.
If Mathurin would go on to win the Wooden Award at the end of the year, he would join Sean Elliott in 1989 as the only Arizona players to receive the award.
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 2021-22 Midseason Top 25  

Name School Conference Height Class Position
Max Abmas Oral Roberts Summit League 6-0 Jr. G
Ochai Agbaji Kansas Big 12 6-5 Sr. G
James Akinjo Baylor Big 12 6-1 Sr. G
Paolo Banchero Duke ACC 6-10 Fr. F
Izaiah Brockington Iowa State Big 12 6-4 Sr. G
Kofi Cockburn* Illinois Big Ten 7-0 Jr. C
Johnny Davis Wisconsin Big Ten 6-5 Soph G
Hunter Dickinson* Michigan Big Ten 7-1 Soph C
Zach Edey Purdue Big Ten 7-4 Soph C
Collin Gillespie Villanova Big East 6-3 Sr. G
Chet Holmgren Gonzaga WCC 7-0 Fr. C
Jaden Ivey Purdue Big Ten 6-4 Soph G
Trayce Jackson-Davis Indiana Big Ten 6-9 Jr. F
Jaime Jaquez Jr. UCLA Pac-12 6-7 Jr. G/F
Johnny Juzang UCLA Pac-12 6-7 Jr. G
E.J. Liddell Ohio State Big Ten 6-7 Jr. F
Bennedict Mathurin Arizona Pac-12 6-6 Soph G
Isaiah Mobley USC Pac-12 6-10 Jr. F
Wendell Moore Jr. Duke ACC 6-5 Jr. F
Keegan Murray Iowa Big Ten 6-8 Soph F
David Roddy Colorado St. Mountain West 6-6 Jr. F
Jabari Smith Auburn SEC 6-10 Fr. F
Drew Timme* Gonzaga WCC 6-10 Jr. F
Oscar Tshiebwe Kentucky SEC 6-9 Jr. F
Trevion Williams Purdue Big Ten 6-10 Sr. F