Mar 1, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Creighton Bluejays forward Doug McDermott (3) during the first half against the Xavier Musketeers at the Cintas Center. Xavier defeated Creighton 75-69. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

John Wooden Award 2014 power rankings: Week 17


The John Wooden Award is given annually to the most outstanding men’s college basketball player with the winner announced after the NCAA Championship Game in early April, but much like the conference races, there is little suspense to who will capture the award this year as Doug McDermott is a virtual cinch to take the honors.

McDermott’s Creighton Bluejays had only one game this week and McDermott turned in another patented McDermott performance with 27 points and seven rebounds, albeit in a losing performance for the No. 9 Bluejays.

The only real suspense who will be the runner-up behind McDermott with Duke Blue Devils freshman phenom Jabari Parker in the driver’s seat and the biggest challenger to McDermott, provided he has a dominant ACC Conference Tournament and takes Duke deep into the NCAA Tournament.

Here’s the rest of the top 10 and I encourage you to voice your opinion in the comments section with who you think should be in the running for the award.

  1. McDermott, Creighton
  2. Parker, Duke
  3. Shabazz Napier, Connecticut Huskies
  4. Russ Smith, Louisville Cardinals
  5. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati Bearcats
  6. Nick Johnson, Arizona Wildcats
  7. Julius Randle, Kentucky Wildcats
  8. DeAndre Kane, Iowa State Cyclones
  9. Cleanthony Early, Wichita State Sh9ockers
  10. T.J. Warren, North Carolina State Wolfpack

Just missed the cut: Cameron Bairstow (New Mexico), Tyler Ennis (Syracuse), Nik Stauskas (Michigan), Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) and Lamar Patterson (Pittsburgh).

 

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  • Raja

    T. J. Warren plays on an awful team. He gets no help. He must be the best. Look at his numbers.

    The kid is amazing.

  • Homer simpson

    Can not belevie Cameron bairstow didn’t make the TOP 10!!
    only if in every game he took 20 shots a game I’m sure he’d score the same amount or even more points.then there’s the rebounding and block shots probably averages better in all 3 then half the so called TOP 10 .
    Only if he played in one of your so called Duke,Kansas,Kentucky TEAM’S.
    WONDER IF HE EVEN MAKES A ALL AMERICAN TEAM.