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Parrish's Wooden Preseason Top 50

Posted on: September 16, 2011 8:16 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2011 8:17 pm
 
By Gary Parrish

My colleague Jeff Goodman posted his Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 earlier today.

It omitted Missouri's Marcus Denmon and North Carolina's Tyler Zeller.

That was a mistake.

The ballot I turned in includes both of those players and 48 more.

Here's how it looks:

(Note: Freshman and transfers are not eligible for the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list. That's why Austin Rivers, Anthony Davis and a few other first-year players are omitted.)
  • Tim Abromaitis (Notre Dame)
  • Harrison Barnes (North Carolina)
  • Will Barton (Memphis)
  • Tarik Black (Memphis)
  • Dee Bost (Mississippi State)
  • William Buford (Ohio State)
  • Kyle Casey (Harvard)
  • Allen Crabbe (California)
  • Aaron Craft (Ohio State)
  • Marcus Denmon (Missouri)
  • Festus Ezeli (Vanderbilt)
  • Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh)
  • Mike Glover (Iona)
  • Drew Gordon (New Mexico)
  • Draymond Green (Michigan State)
  • JaMychal Green (Alabama)
  • Jorge Gutierrez (California)
  • Tim Hardaway (Michigan)
  • Elias Harris (Gonzaga)
  • John Henson (North Carolina)
  • Tu Holloway (Xavier)
  • Robbie Hummel (Purdue)
  • Joe Jackson (Memphis)
  • Scoop Jardine (Syracuse)
  • John Jenkins (Vanderbilt)
  • Orlando Johnson (UC Santa Barbara)
  • Kevin Jones (West Virginia)
  • Perry Jones (Baylor)
  • Terrence Jones (Kentucky)
  • Kris Joseph (Syracuse)
  • DeAndre Kane (Marshall)
  • Doron Lamb (Kentucky)
  • Jeremy Lamb (UConn)
  • Kendall Marshall (North Carolina)
  • Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota)
  • Ray McCallum (Detroit)
  • Doug McDermott (Creighton)
  • Khris Middleton (Texas A&M)
  • Reeves Nelson (UCLA)
  • Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure)
  • Alex Oriakhi (UConn)
  • Thomas Robinson (Kansas)
  • John Shurna (Northwestern)
  • Peyton Siva (Louisville)
  • Josh Smith (UCLA)
  • Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
  • Jeffery Taylor (Vanderbilt)
  • Jordan Taylor (Wisconsin)
  • Maalik Wayns (Villanova)
  • Tyler Zeller (North Carolina)
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Parrish's Wooden Preseason Top 50

Good list Gary but you gotta have Erving Walker in there.  I'm a Kentucky fan but Erving is as clutch as any player in the country.  Plays bigger than his pint-size and is a gamer!!!



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Parrish's Wooden Preseason Top 50

Mason Plumlee is easily a guy that could be considered from Duke based on some of the games he had as a freshman and sophomore.  You could say the same for Andre Dawkins as he had some games where he excelled last year.  This is no different from alot of other players on this list.  The list does not mean squat nor do pre-season honors, but you asked for a guy from Duke besides Austin and I gave you 2 that could easily be on here based on their play the past couple of years.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:45 am
 

Parrish's Wooden Preseason Top 50

Kenny Boynton and Patric Young from Florida?!?



Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Parrish's Wooden Preseason Top 50

Typical UK fan - can't read.  As the article said, freshmen aren't eligible.  See you in December and you better get comfy in that #2 position - that's where you'll stay all through April.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 3:55 pm
 

Parrish's Wooden Preseason Top 50

Who from Duke should be on the list Medinahccpro?  The only player who you could make a realistic argument for, Rivers, isn't eligible.



Since: Oct 10, 2009
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:29 pm
 

Parrish's Wooden Preseason Top 50

Only 3 from Memphis?  I know that we could add at least another two names to this list.  Good times ahead.......   Go Tigers!!!



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:35 am
 

Parrish's Wooden Preseason Top 50

Rather, not eligible for this Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list.  My apologies.



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:31 am
 

Parrish's Wooden Preseason Top 50

UK_razy -- I will refrain from the obvious "Can't you read?" post, because I'm sure you can.  It's easy to skip over the intro and dive right into the list.  Take a deep breath and re-read the note in italics.  Freshmen -- and Anthiny Davis is SPECIFICALLY mentioned -- are not eligible for the Wooden.  An apology is probably in order but probably not forthcoming.



Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 12:07 am
 

Parrish's Wooden Preseason Top 50

+ 2 from Vandy, no less.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:31 pm
 

Parrish's Wooden Preseason Top 50

No Anthony Davis?  Seriously Parrish??  What the hell were YOU smoking when you created this incomplete list?


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