Campus Corner

KU, Mizzou, K-State represented on Wooden preseason team

Most preseason All-America basketball teams include five members.

The Wooden Award offers 50.

Technically, it’s not a team but a watch list, but the impact is the same – recognition for expected excellence and several players from the region are on the list.

Kansas guard Elijah Johnson and center Jeff Withey, Missouri guard Phil Pressey and Kansas State swing Rodney McGruder cracked the list.

Also from the Big 12: Baylor guard Pierre Jackson and Oklahoma State guard Le’Bryan Nash.

The SEC was represented by Florida guard Kenny Boynton and center Patric Young, Georgia guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes and Arkansas’ BJ Young.

What, no Kentucky Wildcats?

Freshmen and transfers aren’t eligible for the list, so no Kentucky freshmen like Nerlens Noel and Alex Poythress, or other freshmen like UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad, Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart or Kansas’ Ben McLemore.

Freshmen and first year players can be ranked on the Wooden Award mid-season top 50.

Keith Appling, Michigan St.

Chane Behanan, Louisvile

Kenny Boynton, Florida

Lorenzo Brown, North Carolina State

Trey Burke, Michigan

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia

Isaiah Canaan, Murray State

Jack Cooley, Notre Dame

D.J. Cooper, Ohio University

Vincent Council, Providence

Allen Crabbe, California

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Seth Curry, Duke

Brandon Davies, BYU

Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary’s

Gorgui Dieng, Lousville

Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State

Tim Frazier, Penn State

Tim Hardaway, Michigan

Elias Harris, Gonzaga

Solomon Hill, Arizona

Pierre Jackson, Baylor

Elijah Johnson, Kansas

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati

C.J. Leslie, North Carolina State

James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina

Ray McCallum, Detroit

C.J. McCollum, Lehigh

Doug McDermott, Creighton

Rodney McGruder, Kansas State

Tony Mitchell, North Texas

Mike Moser, UNLV

Brock Motum, Washington State

Le’Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State

Brandon Paul, Illinois

Mason Plumlee, Duke

Otto Porter, Georgetown

Phil Pressey, Missouri

André Roberson, Colorado

Peyton Siva, Louisville

Michael Snaer, Florida State

Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee

Adonis Thomas, Memphis

Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

Christian Watford, Indiana

Jeff Withey, Kansas

Nate Wolters, South Dakota State

B.J. Young, Arkansas

Patric Young, Florida

Cody Zeller, Indiana