Four Big 12 men’s basketball players have been named to the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® Midseason Top 25, as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Big 12 representatives include seniors Devonte' Graham (Kansas) and Jevon Carter (West Virginia) along with freshmen Trae Young (Oklahoma) and Mohamed Bamba (Texas).
The list will be featured January 11 on ESPN2 at midnight (CT). Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the first half of the 2017-18 season, the list comprises of 25 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.
The Big 12’s four selections are tied for the second-most among conferences.
The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2018 John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s. The leading candidates will be further pared to 20 top players in early February. Fifteen 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 will be submitted to voters on the Final Ballot prior to the NCAA Tournament.