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Indiana lands 3 on Wooden Top 50 list

Indiana is one of only two schools with three players on the Wooden Award Top 50 list.
The list, announced today on ESPN, consists of the players considered the front-runners for the college basketball player of the year award named after legendary coach John Wooden.
Indiana senior guard Yogi Ferrell, junior forward Troy Williams and sophomore guard James Blackmon Jr. are on the list.

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IU and Kentucky (Skal Labissiere, Jamal Murray and Tyler Ulis) are the only two schools with three players on the list.
The Big Ten has the most players on the list with 10.
The Wooden Award National Advisory Board will select 25 players to a Midseason Top 25 list in early January and a Top 20 list in early February.
Voting will being prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament and continue through the first rounds.
The Wooden Award All-American Team will be announced the week of the Elite Eight.
The Wooden Award given to the national player of the year will be announced on ESPN on Friday, April 8, 2016.
Here are the Top 50 nominees (in alphabetical order):
Name, height, class, position, school
Grayson Allen, 6-5, sophomore, guard, Duke
Zach Auguste, 6-10, senior, forward, Notre Dame
Ron Baker, 6-4, senior, guard, Wichita State
DeAndre' Bembry, 6-6, junior, forward, Saint Joseph's
James Blackmon Jr., 6-4, sophomore, guard, Indiana
Malcolm Brogdon, 6-5, senior, guard, Virginia
Jaylen Brown, 6-7, freshman, forward, California
Jalen Brunson, 6-3, freshman, guard, Villanova
Kyle Collinsworth, 6-6, senior, guard, BYU
Kellen Dunham, 6-6, junior, guard, Butler
Kris Dunn, 6-4, junior, guard, Providence
Perry Ellis, 6-8, senior, forward, Kansas
Yogi Ferrell, 6-0, senior, guard, Indiana
Rico Gathers, 6-8, senior, forward, Baylor
Anthony Gill, 6-8, senior, forward, Virginia
Daniel Hamilton, 6-7, sophomore, Connecticut
A.J. Hammons, 7-0, senior, center, Purdue
Nigel Hayes, 6-8, junior, forward, Wisconsin
Buddy Hield, 6-4, senior, guard, Oklahoma
Danuel House, 6-7, senior, guard, Texas A&M
Brandon Ingram, 6-9, freshman, guard/forward, Duke
Demetrius Jackson, 6-1, junior, guard, Notre Dame
Brice Johnson, 6-10, senior, forward, North Carolina
Damian Jones, 7-0, junior, center, Vanderbilt
Bronson Koenig, 6-4, junior, guard, Wisconsin
Skal Labissiere, 6-11, freshman, forward, Kentucky
Jake Layman, 6-9, senior, forward, Maryland
Caris LeVert, 6-7, senior, guard, Michigan
Nic Moore, 5-9, senior, guard, SMU
Monte Morris, 6-3, junior, guard, Iowa State
Jamal Murray, 6-4, freshman, guard, Kentucky
Malik Newman, 6-3, freshman, guard, Mississippi State
Georges Niang, 6-8, senior, forward, Iowa State
Marcus Paige, 6-2, senior, guard, North Carolina
Gary Payton II, 6-3, senior, guard, Oregon State
Jakob Poeltl, 7-0, sophomore, forward, Utah
Taurean Prince, 6-8, senior, forward, Baylor
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, 6-4, sophomore, guard, Florida State
Domantas Sabonis, 6-11, sophomore, forward, Gonzaga
Ben Simmons, 6-10, freshman, forward, LSU
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, 6-3, senior, guard, Georgetown
Kaleb Tarczewski, 7-0, senior, center, Arizona
Isaiah Taylor, 6-3, junior, guard, Texas
Melo Trimble, 6-3, sophomore, guard, Maryland
Tyler Ulis, 5-9, sophomore, guard, Kentucky
Denzel Valentine, 6-5, senior, guard, Michigan State
Fred VanVleet, 6-0, senior, guard, Wichita State
Tyrone Wallace, 6-5, senior, guard, California
Troy Williams, 6-7, junior, forward, Indiana
Kyle Wijtjer, 6-10, senior, forward, Gonzaga
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