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Two UK Wildcats headline Wooden Award finalists

Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:45 am
 
By Gary Parrish

The 15 finalists for the Wooden Award were announced Tuesday.

They are:
  • Isaiah Canaan (Murray State)
  • Jae Crowder (Marquette)
  • Anthony Davis (Kentucky)
  • Marcus Denmon (Missouri)
  • Draymond Green (Michigan State)
  • Kevin Jones (West Virginia)
  • Kris Joseph (Syracuse)
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Kentucky)
  • Damian Lillard (Weber State)
  • Scott Machado (Iona)
  • Doug McDermott (Creighton)
  • Austin Rivers (Duke)
  • Thomas Robinson (Kansas)
  • Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
  • Tyler Zeller (North Carolina)
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:45 pm
 

Two UK Wildcats headline Wooden Award finalists

Well Davis is 7 foot 90 pounds, and T-Rob is stronger and athletic so he'll play power forward because of his height. Weve seen players like Davis come and go like the Thabeets of the world, or however you spell his name. Itll be close. Id still like to see Green win it because he does something with absolutely nothing around him.



Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:38 pm
 

Two UK Wildcats headline Wooden Award finalists

Wanna bet? If he would "clearly be the better player", why won't he be the top pick? 6'8 isn't gonna get it done in the post in the NBA. But I DO like TRob. He busts his tail every night and his back story is touching. I wish him much success.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:37 pm
 

Two UK Wildcats headline Wooden Award finalists

Easily be the better nba player, you're kidding right?? Davis has barely scratched the surface of his potential.



Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:36 pm
 

Two UK Wildcats headline Wooden Award finalists

Your major clearly wasn't English nor have you figured out how to use spell check. But keep throwin' those stones caveman.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:33 pm
 

Two UK Wildcats headline Wooden Award finalists

Davis will probably win it, he is a better college player, but in a weaker conference. Robinson has to carry his team every night though, and he'll easily be the better NBA player. Cant go wrong with either




Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:25 pm
 

Two UK Wildcats headline Wooden Award finalists

they're major at kentucky is recess, coach calipari is their professor, they both got sraight A's, good job professor calipari



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:20 pm
 

Two UK Wildcats headline Wooden Award finalists

I S A I A H   C A N A A N  from  M U R R A Y   S T A T E in Murray, Kentucky. Way to go Isaiah Canaan. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. You are the Man. Good Luck this year in the Tourney and next year wherever you are. You've earned this rocognition Dude. Regards, Webjunki. Murray State Alum and born and raised in Murray, KY




Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:25 pm
 

Two UK Wildcats headline Wooden Award finalists

 "The one who best exemplifies the Wooden Award would be Tyler Zeller."I would agree with that. Great seeing Isaiah Canaan on the list! It's really going to come down to Davis, Robinson and Green. Green plays in a tougher Conference! Robinson has a great life story! Davis is just a beast! Tough choice




Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:22 pm
 

Two UK Wildcats headline Wooden Award finalists

The fact that will barton is not on this list is insane! The fact that Rivers is on the list is more insane! Barton is averaging over 18 pts and over 8 rebounds a game!



Since: Feb 22, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:17 pm
 

Two UK Wildcats headline Wooden Award finalists

Nobody effects the game this year like Anthony Davis.  A quick glance at the boxscore would make this race look closer than it really should be.  Both players are putting up similar offensive numbers HOWEVER, Davis has done it with about 250 less shot attempts than Robinson.  Davis' offensive effeciency paired with his unparrelled defensive presence make this a 1 horse race in my opinion. Not to mention on strictly a boxscore level, Anthony Davis is posting these numbers on a team that has close to 6 guys in double figures. IF Davis was lacing them up for Kansas he'd be at 25 pts 12 rebounds easily without even considering his Blocks pg.  I certainly do not want to take anything away from Robinson, he is been an amazing talent this season, but he doesnt hold a candle to Spiderman.


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