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Johnson Lands on Wooden Midseason Top 25
By UK Athletics
LEXINGTON - With the start Keldon Johnson is off to, it should come as no surprise the Kentucky men's basketball freshman guard was among the 25 players on Wednesday's John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25.

Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the first half of the 2018-19 season, the Wooden list is comprised of 25 student-athletes who are frontrunners for national player of the year.

Johnson is one of five freshmen on the midseason list and one of three players from the Southeastern Conference.

The national ballot, which will be released later this season, will consist of 15 top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 grade-point average.

 Nearly 1,000 voters will rank in order 10 of those 15 players, who have been qualified as meeting the standards set forth by Coach Wooden and the Wooden Award Steering Committee. Voting will open prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament and will allow voters to take into consideration performance during early round games. The Wooden Award All American Team will be announced the week of the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. The winner of the 2018 John R. Wooden Award will be presented during the ESPN College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy's on April 12.


Published 08:49 PM, Wednesday Jan. 09, 2019
Updated 08:51 PM, Wednesday Jan. 09, 2019

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