Vincent Grier Makes Preseason Wooden Top 50 List

The John R. Wooden Award announced the top 50 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award All-American Team. I am a voter for the preseason Top 50 list and had 15 players on my list who did not make the Wooden list. However, Vincent Grier of Minnesota made both of our ballots. He is joined by fellow Big Ten players Maurice Ager from Michigan State, Dee Brown of Illinois, Michigan State's Paul Davis, Jeff Horner of Iowa and Wisconsin's Alando Tucker. The following is a look at the 50 candidates.

PLAYER

COLLEGE

CLASS

PPG

RPG

APG

Hassan Adams

Arizona

SR

12.7

6.0

2.8

Maurice Ager

Michigan State

SR

14.1

3.9

1.8

Josh Boone

Connecticut

JR

12.4

8.4

1.2

Brandon Bowman

Georgetown

SR

15.1

6.1

2.2

Ronnie Brewer

Arkansas

JR

16.2

4.8

3.4

Aaron Brooks

Oregon

JR

14.7

3.3

4.6

Dee Brown

Illinois

SR

13.3

2.7

4.5

Nick Caner-Medley

Maryland

SR

16.0

6.2

2.2

Rodney Carney

Memphis

SR

16.0

5.0

1.2

Mardy Collins

Temple

SR

17.5

5.9

3.6

JamesOn Curry

Oklahoma State

SO

9.4

2.6

2.7

Chuck Davis

Alabama

SR

13.9

6.8

1.9

Glen Davis

LSU

SO

13.5

8.8

1.0

Paul Davis

Michigan State

SR

11.8

7.4

1.7

Taquan Dean

Louisville

SR

14.4

4.0

2.4

Guillermo Diaz

Miami of Florida

JR

18.6

4.3

2.6

Jared Dudley

Boston College

JR

16.5

7.5

1.6

Jordan Farmar

UCLA

SO

13.2

3.5

5.3

Nick Fazakas

Nevada

JR

21.0

9.5

1.0

Daniel Gibson

Texas

SO

14.2

3.6

3.9

Rudy Gay

Connecticut

SO

11.9

5.6

1.7

Justin Gray

Wake Forest

SR

16.0

2.8

2.2

Taj Gray

Oklahoma

SR

14.6

8.2

1.5

Vincent Grier

Minnesota

SR

18.1

5.5

2.5

Dan Grunfeld

Stanford

SR

17.9

5.5

1.8

Chris Hernandez

Stanford

SR

15.2

2.1

4.0

Jeff Horner

Iowa

SR

14.0

4.5

5.5

Jarius Jackson

Texas Tech

JR

15.3

3.4

3.5

Ben Jacobson

Northern Iowa

SR

17.9

3.8

2.7

Carl Krauser

Pittsburgh

SR

16.0

5.9

4.2

Nana (Pops) Mensah-Bonsu

George Washington

SR

12.6

6.6

0.8

Paul Millsap

Louisiana Tech

JR

20.4

12.4

1.0

Gerry McNamara

Syracuse

SR

15.8

2.3

4.9

Adam Morrison

Gonzaga

JR

18.8

5.4

2.9

Steve Novak

Marquette

SR

13.5

4.1

0.9

Kevin Pittsnogle

West Virginia

SR

11.9

3.7

0.6

Leon Powe

California

SO

J.J. Redick

Duke

SR

21.8

3.3

2.6

Rajon Rondo

Kentucky

SO

7.8

2.9

3.4

Brandon Roy

Washington

SR

12.8

5.0

2.2

Craig Smith

Boston College

SR

18.0

8.5

1.7

Steven Smith

Lasalle

SR

21.0

8.3

2.1

Curtis Stinson

Iowa State

JR

17.2

5.5

4.5

Curtis Sumpter

Villanova

SR

15.3

7.2

1.0

Alando Tucker

Wisconsin

JR

14.9

6.4

1.6

P. J. Tucker

Texas

JR

13.7

8.0

2.2

Darius Washington

Memphis

SO

15.2

3.7

3.7

Eric Williams

Wake Forest

SR

16.1

7.7

0.5

Shelden Williams

Duke

SR

15.5

11.2

0.9

Curtis Withers

Charlotte

SR

18.0

8.1

1.8


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