Nov. 8, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- Gonzaga senior forward Elias Harris, BYU junior forward Brandon Davies, and Saint Mary's senior guard Matthew Dellavedova are among the 50 candidates announced Thursday by the Los Angeles Athletic Club for the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 as basketball's Player of the Year.
The Wooden Award candidates are chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball media members. The list is comprised of 50 student-athletes who, based on last year's individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball's most prestigious honor.
Transfers, freshmen and medical redshirts are not eligible for the Preseason Top 50. The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the midseason list and the official voting ballot, both of which are open to freshman and transfer students. The National Ballot consists of approximately 20 top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
The 37th annual Wooden Award ceremony will honor the Men's and Women's Wooden Award winners, and will include the presentation of the Wooden Award All American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award, which in 2013 will go to Kansas Head Coach Bill Self. The event will take place the weekend of April 12-13, 2013.