Zach Edey headlines Wooden Award finalists; Brandon Miller left off

The 15 finalists for this season’s Wooden Award have been introduced Saturday. 

Purdue’s Zach Edey is the frontrunner heading into convention event play, adopted intently by Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis.

Edey, a 7-foot-4 heart, has had maybe the biggest imprint on his squad of any massive man within the nation. He’s at the moment sitting ninth within the nation in scoring (22.1 PPG), second in rebounds (13.1), and has turned away 2.3 pictures per sport.

Fellow massive Oscar Tshiebwe returns to the finalist checklist as nicely. The senior from the Democratic Republic of the Congo gained the award final season and is main the nation in boards per sport to enhance 16.5 factors. Gonzaga massive Drew Timme joins Tshiebwe as the one returning finalists.

Jackson-Davis sits simply behind Edey in scoring and rebounding within the Big Ten, and has guided his Hoosiers previous the Boilermakers twice in convention play. He’s twenty second within the nation in scoring (20.3 PPG) and sixth in rebounds (11.1).

Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis can be a finalist. With 3,664 profession factors, he is at the moment 4 factors away from passing Pete Maravich on the NCAA’s Division I all-time scoring checklist. He additionally set the DI profession file for 3-pointers made in January.

Alabama’s Brandon Miller was left off the checklist. The freshman is averaging 19.6 factors and eight rebounds for the second-ranked Crimson Tide. Miller, who’s a projected lottery choose on this yr’s NBA Draft, reportedly transported a gun to former teammate Darius Miles, who was dismissed from the crew after being charged with capital homicide. Miller will not be a suspect within the crime, in keeping with Alabama. 

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