Green Named to Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 List
Oct. 4, 2011
LOS ANGELES -
University of Alabama senior forward JaMychal Green has been named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Award, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Monday.
John R. Wooden Award is the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. In its 36-year, tt is bestowed upon the nation’s best player at an institution of higher education who has proven to his or her university that he or she is making progress toward graduation and maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
Green returns for his senior season after earning first team all-SEC honors in 2010-11 while averaging 15.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. He helped lead the Crimson Tide to a 25-12 record and an appearance in the National Invitation Tournament championship game while earning all-NIT honors individually.
Green is joined on the top 50 list by 49 other student-athletes from 15 conferences including six others from the Southeastern Conference.
The Wooden Award All American Team, consisting of the nation’s top 10 players, will be announced the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament.
2011-12 John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 List, Men Name Height Class Position University Conference Tim Abromaitis 6-8 GS F Notre Dame Big East Harrison Barnes 6-8 So. F North Carolina ACC Will Barton 6-6 So. G Memphis Conference USA Dee Bost 6-2 Sr. G Mississippi State SEC William Buford 6-5 Sr. G Ohio State Big Ten Allen Crabbe 6-6 So. G California Pac-12 Aaron Craft 6-2 So. G Ohio State Big Ten Marcus Denmon 6-3 Sr. G Missouri Big 12 Festus Ezeli 6-11 Sr. C Vanderbilt SEC Ashton Gibbs 6-2 Sr. G Pitt Big East Michael Glover 6-7 Sr. F Iona MAAC Drew Gordon 6-9 Sr. F New Mexico Mountain West Draymond Green 6-7 Sr. F Michigan State Big Ten JaMychal Green 6-8 Sr. F Alabama SEC Jorge Gutierrez 6-3 Sr. G California Pac-12 Tim Hardaway, Jr. 6-5 So. G Michigan Big Ten Elias Harris 6-7 Jr. F Gonzaga WCC John Henson 6-11 Jr. F North Carolina ACC Tu Holloway 6-0 Sr. G Xavier Atlantic 10 Robbie Hummel 6-8 Sr. F Purdue Big Ten Joe Jackson 6-1 So. G Memphis Conference USA Scoop Jardine 6-2 Sr. G Syracuse Big East John Jenkins 6-3 Jr. G Vanderbilt SEC Orlando Johnson 6-5 Sr. G UCSB Big West Darius Johnson-Odom 6-2 Sr. G Marquette Big East Kevin Jones 6-8 Sr. F West Virginia Big East Terrence Jones 6-8 So. F Kentucky SEC Perry Jones III 6-11 So. F Baylor Big 12 Kris Joseph 6-7 Sr. F Syracuse Big East Jeremy Lamb 6-5 So. G Connecticut Big East Kendall Marshall 6-4 So. G North Carolina ACC Trevor Mbakwe 6-8 Sr. F Minnesota Big Ten Ray McCallum 6-1 So. G Detroit Horizon League Doug McDermott 6-7 So. F Creighton Missouri Valley Khris Middleton 6-7 Jr. F Texas A&M Big 12 Reeves Nelson 6-8 Jr. F UCLA Pac-12 Andrew Nicholson 6-9 Sr. F St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 Alex Oriakhi 6-9 Jr. C Connecticut Big East Thomas Robinson 6-9 Jr. F Kansas Big 12 John Shurna 6-9 Sr. F Northwestern Big Ten Peyton Siva 6-0 Jr. G Louisville Big East Joshua Smith 6-10 So. C UCLA Pac-12 Jared Sullinger* 6-9 So. C Ohio State Big Ten Jeffery Taylor 6-7 Sr. G/F Vanderbilt SEC Jordan Taylor 6-1 Sr. G Wisconsin Big Ten Casper Ware 5-10 Sr. G Long Beach State Big West Maalik Wayns 6-2 Jr. G Villanova Big East Keith Wright 6-8 Sr. F Harvard Ivy League Patric Young 6-9 So. F/C Florida SEC Tyler Zeller 7-0 Sr. F North Carolina ACC Players listed alphabetically