Nearly 10 percent of the preseason watch list for the John Wooden Award, which is given annually by the Los Angeles Athletic Club to the top player in college basketball, is made up of Kentucky Wildcats.
Four UK players — Willie Cauley-Stein, Andrew and Aaron Harrison, and Karl-Anthony Towns — made the preseason top 50 watch list.
Four of these five Wildcats made the preseason watch list for the John R. Wooden Award. (photo by Chris Reynolds)
The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2015 John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s. The Wooden Award National Advisory Board will select 25 players for the midseason list in early January. The leading candidates will be further pared to 20 in early February.