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Wooden Award releases midseason list; Joel Embiid snubbed?

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Creighton's Doug McDermott is the favorite for Player of the Year honors. (USATSI)
Creighton's Doug McDermott is the favorite for Player of the Year honors. (USATSI)

The Wooden Award released its midseason list of 25 players on Wednesday, and most of the usual suspects are on the list.

Creighton's Doug McDermott is the favorite heading into the final six weeks of the season, but the talk of the sport for the past two weeks has been Kansas big man Joel Embiid. And perhaps surprisingly, the freshman from Cameroon was not including among the 25 players on the midseason list.

Of course, that doesn't mean he can't make a run at the award or win it: Victor Oladipo finished second last season after not being on the midseason list. Trey Burke won the award.

Here's the complete list:

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