UNC’s Harrison Barnes, OSU’s Sullinger Early Favorites for Wooden Award

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The Preseason Top 50 List for the John R. Wooden Award was released today. Chosen by a preseason poll of national media members, the list is comprised of 50 players who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.

Transfers, freshmen and medical redshirts are not eligible for the Preseason list.

The players on the Preseason list are considered strong candidates for the Midseason list and the official voting ballot, both of which are open to freshman and transfer students.

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Northwestern’s John Shurna named to Wooden Award Watch List

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Despite the departure of star forward Kevin Coble, things are looking up for the Northwestern hoops program. When was the last time a Wildcat player was named to the Wooden Award watch list? Evan Eschmeyer during one of his 12 years of college eligibility? Jim Stack in the 1960s?

Well you can add junior forward John Shurna to the list.

By Paul M. Banks

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Boilermakers Big 10 Chances Depend on Robbie Hummel

By Paul M. Banks

If Purdue is going to get back into the Big Ten race, a lot of it will depend on their star forward Robbie Hummel.

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