Wooden Award releases Midseason Top 25 list; Freshmen Tyler Ennis and Jabari Parker headline

Jan 18, 2014; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Jabari Parker (1) and forward Josh Hairston (15) and guard Rasheed Sulaimon (14) head to the bench for a timeout against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 18, 2014; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Jabari Parker (1) and forward Josh Hairston (15) and guard Rasheed Sulaimon (14) head to the bench for a timeout against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2013-14 college basketball season now halfway in the books, the talk about who really is the best player in the nation becomes that much more significant as these teams fight to make a run in March. That top player in the country each season is given the Wooden Award, the most coveted trophy in the game.

On Wednesday, the Wooden Award released their Midseason Top 25 list, and it’s filled with 25 of the most versatile players in the game.

Among the notables on the list are some stud freshmen. Duke’s Jabari Parker, Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins and Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis are named. But there are also some experienced players on here as well, such as Creighton’s Doug McDermott.

As the season winds down even further as we move into the month of February, some will begin to separate themselves from the rest of the group, giving them the best chance to be considered the best of 2013-14.

But for now, here’s the list as it stands right now halfway through the year.

  • Kyle Anderson, UCLA
  • Keith Appling, Michigan State
  • Cameron Bairstow, New Mexico
  • Jordan Clarkson, Missouri
  • Aaron Craft, Ohio State
  • Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
  • Cleanthony Early, Wichita State
  • Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
  • C.J. Fair, Syracuse
  • Aaron Gordon, Arizona
  • Rodney Hood, Duke
  • Nick Johnson, Arizona
  • DeAndre Kane, Iowa State
  • Doug McDermott, Creighton
  • Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
  • Jabari Parker, Duke
  • Adreian Payne, Michigan State
  • Casey Prather, Florida
  • Julius Randle, Kentucky
  • Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
  • Russ Smith, Louisville
  • T.J. Warren, North Carolina State
  • Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
  • Chaz Williams, Massachusetts
  • Joseph Young, Oregon

Topics: College Basketball, Wooden Award

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