I don't really know why I care about the Wooden Award. That's not a great intro, obviously, but it's true. College basketball has multiple player of the year awards, and as a result doesn't have one with the cache of a Heisman or Hobey Baker award. Still, when the midseason watch list came out yesterday, it had some curious omissions and some curious inclusions.
We'll get this out of the way early: Barring disaster, Doug McDermott is going to win. He's putting up insane numbers at Creighton (the per game numbers alone are ridiculous: 24.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.8 apg) and he's doing so efficiently and on a team that has a chance to go deep in March. That's hard to ignore.no comments