Transfers, freshmen and medical redshirts are not eligible for the Preseason Top 50. The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the midseason list and the official voting ballot, both of which are open to freshman and transfer students. The National Ballot consists of approximately 20 top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. The Wooden Award All-America Team, consisting of the nation's top 10 players, will be announced the week of the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.
The 37th annual Wooden Award ceremony will honor the Men's and Women's Wooden Award winners, and will include the presentation of the Wooden Award All-America Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award, which in 2013 will go to Kansas head coach Bill Self. The event will take place the weekend of April 12-13, 2013.
Big 12 Preseason Top 50 Candidates - 2012-13 John R. Wooden Award
Pierre Jackson, Baylor
Elijah Johnson, Kansas
Rodney McGruder, Kansas State
Le'Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State
Jeff Withey, Kansas