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Landry Shamet joins the Wooden Award midseason list

13 January 2018, 05:36 | Pamela Mathis

Jock Landale | Credit Tod Fierner Saint Mary's College Athletics

Jock Landale | Credit Tod Fierner Saint Mary's College Athletics

The outstanding OU freshman is one of 25 players named to the midseason candidate list for the prestigious annual award.

The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2018 John R. Wooden Award Men's Player of the Year.

Maye is averaging 18.2 points and 10.8 rebounds per game so far during his breakout campaign, including a career-high 32 points and 18 rebounds this past Tuesday against Boston College.

Carter ranks in the top five nationally among freshmen in assists (5.2), field goals made (130), free throws (66), and free throw percentage (82.5).

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Bagley is tied for second in the NCAA with 13 double-doubles through Duke's first 16 games.

Maten has scored in double figures in 14 of the Bulldogs' 15 games, with seven 20-point outputs and seven double-doubles. The Big 12 and the Pac-12 conference each have three players apiece make the list. A five-star recruit according to 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout, Young is the fourth McDonald's All-American from the state of Oklahoma to play for OU, joining Sooner legends Blake Griffin, Wayman Tisdale and Jeff Webster. Every year, players have made the Final Ballot that were not on the preseason or midseason lists.

The 2017-18 Wooden Award will be handed out on April. 6 in Los Angeles.

Maten, who is the SEC's active career leader in points, rebounds, blocks and double-doubles, was one of two league players on the 25-player Wooden ledger.



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