Here's the release from UConn announcing that UConn Huskies men's basketball sophomore guard Jeremy Lamb has been named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list.
STORRS, Conn. – UConn sophomore guard Jeremy Lamb (Norcross, Ga.) has been named a Top-25 candidate for the Wooden Award, as announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. Lamb is one of four BIG EAST Conference selections for one of the nation’s most prestigious awards.
The Huskies had two player selected to the preseason Wooden Award Watch List. Junior big man Alex Oriakhi (Lowell, Mass.) was not selected for the Midseason Top-25.
Lamb has guided Connecticut to a 14-3 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the BIG EAST Conference. UConn is currently ranked No. 13 in the AP and No. 11 in the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.
The sophomore wing has recorded six games with 20-plus points, including 30 in the season opener. Lamb has led UConn in scoring nine times and has shot 50-percent on the year.
Joining Lamb from the BIG EAST are Marquette’s Darius Johnson-Odom, West Virginia’s Kevin Jones and Syracuse’s Kris Joseph. North Carolina led all teams with three players selected.
Lamb and the Huskies will face Cincinnati at Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday, January 18. The game will be televised on ESPN 2 and can also be heard on 1080am, the UConn Radio Network
To see the Wooden Award Midseason Top-25, click on the read more button below if you're on the home page.
Here are the 25 players who made the Wooden Award Top-25 List:
Harrison Barnes, North Carolina
Will Barton, Memphis
William Buford, Ohio State
Anthony Davis, Kentucky
Marcus Denmon, Missouri
Draymond Green, Michigan State
John Henson, North Carolina
John Jenkins, Vanderbilt
Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara
Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette
Kevin Jones, West Virginia
Perry Jones III, Baylor
Kris Joseph, Syracuse
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky
Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut
Damian Lillard, Weber State
Scott Machado, Iona
Kendall Marshall, North Carolina
Doug McDermott, Creighton
Mike Moser, UNLV
Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State
Thomas Robinson, Kansas
Mike Scott, Virginia
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
Cody Zeller, Indiana
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