NCAA Basketball: Top 5 Wooden Award candidates
The 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, the top award in men's college basketball, were recently revealed. Among them are four freshmen, two sophomores, four juniors and five seniors.
Here is a list of those 15 players, the schools they play for, their classifications, and their positions.
Deandre Ayton -- Arizona Wildcats, freshman forward
Marvin Bagley III -- Duke Blue Devils, freshman forward
Mohamed Bamba -- Texas Longhorns, freshman forward
Keita Bates-Diop -- Ohio State Buckeyes, junior forward
Trevon Bluiett -- Xavier Musketeers, senior guard
Mikal Bridges -- Villanova Wildcats, junior guard
Miles Bridges -- Michigan State Spartans, sophomore guard
Jalen Brunson -- Villanova Wildcats, junior guard
Jevon Carter -- West Virginia Mountaineers, senior guard
Carsen Edwards -- Purdue Boilermakers, sophomore guard
Keenan Evans -- Texas Tech Red Raiders, senior guard
Devonte' Graham -- Kansas Jayhawks, senior guard
Jock Landale -- Saint Mary's Gaels, senior center
Luke Maye -- North Carolina Tar Heels, junior forward
Trae Young -- Oklahoma Sooners, freshman guard
Here is a list of the top five candidates out of these 15 finalists to win the award.