Creighton forward Doug McDermott was named to the Wooden Award midseason Top 25 list Wednesday, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced.
McDermott, a Wooden Award All-American the past two seasons, is the nation’s No. 2 scorer at 24.9 points per game. The senior, who averages 7.1 rebounds for the Bluejays (16-3), would become the first Creighton player to earn the award, which was first presented in 1977.
Selected by the Wooden Award Advisory Board, the Top 25 includes the early favorites for the sport’s top individual honor. The players selected are strong candidates for the official voting ballot, though players not chosen to the midseason list are still eligible for the final ballot, which will contain approximately 20 players.
The complete Top 25 list:
Name, Ht., Yr., Pos., School, Conference
Kyle Anderson, 6-9, So., G/F, UCLA, Pac-12
Keith Appling, 6-1, Sr., G, Michigan State, Big Ten
Cameron Bairstow, 6-9, Sr., F, New Mexico, Mountain West
Jordan Clarkson, 6-5, Jr., G, Missouri, SEC
Aaron Craft, 6-2, Sr., G, Ohio State, Big Ten
Sam Dekker, 6-7, So., F, Wisconsin, Big Ten
Cleanthony Early, 6-8, Sr., F, Wichita State, Missouri Valley
Tyler Ennis, 6-2, Fr., G, Syracuse, ACC
C.J. Fair, 6-8, Sr., F, Syracuse, ACC
Aaron Gordon, 6-9, Fr., F, Arizona, Pac-12
Rodney Hood, 6-8, So., F, Duke, ACC
Nick Johnson, 6-3, Jr., G, Arizona, Pac-12
DeAndre Kane, 6-4, Sr., G, Iowa State, Big 12
Doug McDermott*#, 6-8, Sr., F, Creighton, Big East
Shabazz Napier, 6-1, Sr., G, Connecticut, The American
Jabari Parker, 6-8, Fr., F, Duke, ACC
Adreian Payne, 6-10, Sr., C, Michigan State, Big Ten
Casey Prather, 6-6, Sr., F, Florida, SEC
Julius Randle, 6-9, Fr., F, Kentucky, SEC
Marcus Smart, 6-4, So., G, Oklahoma State, Big 12
Russ Smith, 6-0, Sr., G, Louisville, The American
T.J. Warren, 6-8, So., F, North Carolina State, ACC
Andrew Wiggins, 6-8, Fr., G, Kansas, Big 12
Chaz Williams, 5-9, Sr., G, Massachusetts, Atlantic 10
Joseph Young, 6-2, Jr., G, Oregon, Pac-12
Players listed alphabetically. * indicates player chosen to the 2013 Wooden All American Team. # indicates player chosen to the 2012 Wooden All American Team.