Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu among 25 on midseason Wooden Award list

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The award-which annually recognizes the nation's top player-has its watch lists determined by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances over the first half of the season.

Players must have a 2.0 grade-point average to be considered. The three other Big 12 players are Devonte' Graham of Kansas, Jevon Carter of West Virginia and Mohamed Bomba of Texas.

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Georgia's Yante Maten was named to the Midseason Top-25 list for the John R. Wooden Award, presented by Wendy's, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Thursday. She earned Big Ten Player of the Week on November 13, December 4, Dec. 18, December 26, and January 2, and was named to the Player of the Week Honor Roll on November 20, Nov. 27, December 11, and January 8. He also averages 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals while shooting.449 from the field and.389 from 3-point range. He's logged 14 consecutive 20-point contests and nine double-doubles in his 15-game career.

After returning for his sophomore season, Bridges has led the Spartans to a 16-2 start and leads the team with 16.5 points per game.

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Young has been the breakout star of the college basketball season. Young is second overall behind former Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin - he finished with six nods during his time as a Sooner.

Landale was also this week named Hero Sports' Mid-Major Mid-season Player of the Year, and this latest recognition is unlikely to be the last this season. The Wooden Award All American Team will be announced the week of the "Elite Eight" round of the NCAA Tournament. Voters are permitted to take into consideration the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament when casting the ballot.

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