Wooden Watch: Jan. 13
The Wooden Watch conversation has been heating up of late so far this season. Recently, there was a list revealed of the top 25 candidates for this award.
Here’s a closer look at five players who are most likely to receive this award.
Zach Edey has been dominant so far this season. He has averaged 21.9 points and 13.2 rebounds leading Purdue to the No. 3 team as of now.
He is currently top ten in the country in both points and rebounds and will look to finish the season strong as Purdue looks to improve their 15-1 record.
Edey is currently the heavy favorite to win this award and for good reason.
The defending national champs have looked equally as impressive as they did last year so far. The Kansas Jayhawks sit at 15-1 and are the No. 2 team in the country.
Jalen Wilson has been at the forefront of this success averaging 20.0 points and 8.8 rebounds. Kansas will look to continue to win games and Wilson should continue to be a big-time player for them down the stretch.
At the surprise of many, Gonzaga has looked lackluster at times throughout this season. They have continuously relied on scrappy wins to get by. Regardless, they are No. 8 in the country sitting at 15-3.
Drew Timme has been Gonzaga’s best player, as he finishes up his last season in what has been an outstanding career for the Bulldogs. Timme has averaged 21.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
He will look to keep Gonzaga on track and possibly give them one last run in the tournament to cap off his college career.
So far this season, Azulas Tubelis has taken a huge leap in his play. He has averaged 20.8 points and 9.2 rebounds and has been very good for Arizona.
The Wildcats are 15-2 and are sitting at the nine seed. Tubelis will need to have a very strong finish to the season, to further push his case for this award.
The Freshman point guard for Alabama has been electric this season and has boosted this team in a big way. Alabama is currently 14-2 and are the No. 4 team.
Through this impressive run for the Crimson Tide Miller has averaged 18.8 points and 8.2 rebounds. He will continue to be a pivotal player for this team as they look to make a tournament run.
Brady McCormick is a third-year student studying Telecommunications. To contact him email bmm6399@psu
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