Green Named to Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 List

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Green helped UA to 25 wins and a spot in the NIT finals last season.
Green helped UA to 25 wins and a spot in the NIT finals last season.

Oct. 4, 2011


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