Vonleh named to Wooden Award preseason top 50 list

  • 11/12/2013 12:56 pm in

Indiana freshman Noah Vonleh has been named to the John R. Wooden Award preseason top 50 list, the national advisory board for the award announced on Tuesday afternoon.

He’s one of ten Big Ten players to be named to the list, joining Michigan State’s Keith Appling, Ohio State’s Aaron Craft, Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker, Michigan State’s Gary Harris, Minnesota’s Andre Hollins, Michigan’s Mitch McGary, Michigan State’s Adreian Payne, Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III and Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross.

Former Indiana Director of Basketball Operations Calbert Cheaney was the last Hoosier to win the Wooden Award in 1993.

Last season, Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo were both finalists for the award.

The complete preseason top 50 list follows after the jump:

Jordan Adams, UCLA
Kyle Anderson, UCLA
Keith Appling, Michigan State
Isaiah Austin, Baylor
Jahii Carson, Arizona State
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
Semaj Christon, Xavier
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado
Cleanthony Early, Wichita State
Joel Embiid, Kansas
C.J. Fair, Syracuse
Aaron Gordon, Arizona
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
Gary Harris, Michigan State
Joe Harris, Virginia
Andrew Harrison, Kentucky
Tyler Haws, BYU
Andre Hollins, Minnesota
Rodney Hood, Duke
Joe Jackson, Memphis
Cory Jefferson, Baylor
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati
Alex Kirk, New Mexico
James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina
Doug McDermott, Creighton
Mitch McGary, Michigan
Jordan McRae, Tennessee
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga
Jabari Parker, Duke
Adreian Payne, Michigan State
Elfrid Payton, Louisiana
Dwight Powell, Stanford
Julius Randle, Kentucky
Juvonte Reddic, VCU
Glenn Robinson III, Michigan
LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State
Wayne Selden, Jr., Kansas
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Russ Smith, Louisville
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee
Rasheed Sulaimon, Duke
Noah Vonleh, Indiana
Dez Wells, Maryland
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Kendall Williams, New Mexico
James Young, Kentucky

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  • dwdkc

    Would have expected Yogi on this list, especially after the World University games experience. But the postseason list is a lot more important

  • MillaRed

    Essentially they are saying he is not one of the Top 50 players in the country. Yogi has plenty of bulletin board material to use this year.

  • Chris

    Who cares that they left off Yogi. There was a guy no one knew named Oladipo that was not on this list last year.