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Boatright on Midseason Wooden Award List

Ryan Boatright leads the Huskies in scoring with 16.3 points per game.



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    Cincinnati's Deshaun Morman (1) drives past Connecticut's Ryan Boatright (11) as he is picked by Cincinnati's Quadri Moore (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Connecticut won the game 62-56.(AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Senior point guard Ryan Boatright has been named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, based on a poll of national college basketball experts as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Details via Thursday's press release:

    Boatright, who leads the Huskies in scoring (16.3 ppg) and assists (4.5), was the Preseason Player of the Year in the American Athletic Conference. He has been named the league's Player of the Week once and has been on the league's weekly Honor Roll six times. The was on the original Preseason Top 50 for the Wooden Award.

    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 the voters on the ballot prior to the NCAA Tournament. Every year, players make the ballot who are not on the preseason or midseason lists. Voting will take into consideration the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Wooden Award All-American Team will be announced the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament.

    The 39th 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 American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award, which in 2015 will go to San Diego State Head Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Fisher. The event will take place the weekend of April 10-12, 2015.

    Here's the complete list of the 25 players to make the midseason list.

    Justin Anderson, Virginia
    Ron Baker, Wichita State
    Ryan Boatright, UConn
    Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
    Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
    Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
    Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
    D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's
    Tyler Haws, BYU
    Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
    Stanley Johnson, Arizona
    Tyus Jones, Duke
    Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
    Jordan Mickey, LSU
    Georges Niang, Iowa State
    Jahlil Okafor, Duke
    Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga
    Bobby Portis, Arkansas
    Chasson Randle, Stanford
    Terry Rozier, Louisville
    D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
    Juwan Staten, West Virginia
    Melo Trimble, Maryland
    Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
    Delon Wright, Utah