MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (January 14, 2015) – West Virginia University senior guard Juwan Staten has been named to the John R. Wooden Midseason Top 25 list.
Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 25 student-athletes who are the frontrunners for the prestigious individual honor based on their performances during the first half of the 2014-15 season. The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2015 John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s.
Staten is averaging 15.8 points and 4.0 assists on the season, and has also 22 steals. The Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year has helped No. 16 WVU to a 15-2 record, including a 3-1 mark in the Big 12.
The leading candidates will be further pared to 20 top players in early February.
2014-15 John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25
Justin Anderson, Virginia, Jr.
Ron Baker, Wichita State, Jr.
Ryan Boatright, Connecticut, Sr.
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky, Jr.
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana, Jr.
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, Sr.
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville, Jr.
D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s Sr.
Tyler Haws, BYU, Sr.
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma, Jr.
Stanley Johnson, Arizona, Fr.
Tyus Jones, Duke, Fr.
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin, Sr.
Jordan Mickey, LSU, So.
Georges Niang, Iowa State, Jr.
Jahlil Okafor, Duke, Fr.
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga, Sr.
Bobby Portis, Arkansas, So.
Chasson Randle, Stanford, Sr.
Terry Rozier, Louisville, So.
D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State, Fr.
JUWAN STATEN, WEST VIRGINIA, Sr.
Melo Trimble, Maryland, Fr.
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga, Jr.
Delon Wright, Utah, Sr.
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