Young Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

Iowa's Gustafson named to Wooden Award Top 25

Miles Bridges of Michigan State named to Wooden Award midseason top 25 list

The list, selected by college basketball experts, is made up of players who are considered primary candidates for the Wooden National Player of the Year award.

Through 17 games this season, Gustafson averages 22.7 points and 12.6 rebounds.

Four University of CT women's basketball standouts have earned a spot on the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top-25, announced by Los Angeles Athletic Club on Thursday afternoon.

Earlier this season, Maten joined the Bulldogs' top-10 carer leaders in both points and rebounds. He also averages 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals while shooting.449 from the field and.389 from 3-point range.

A guard/forward, Bridges was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on December 26 after averaging 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a pair of games.

Maten has scored in double figures in 14 of the Bulldogs' 15 games, with seven 20-point outputs and seven double-doubles.

Young, who was born in Texas Tech country in Lubbock, Texas, but grew up in the shadow of OU in Norman, has taken the country by surprise and by storm this season.

Through nine weeks, Young has earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors five times - the second most in a season in conference history, behind only Blake Griffin (also of Oklahoma) with six honors in 2008-09. Baker is the last WSU player to make the mid-season list. The Wooden Award All American Team will be announced the week of the "Elite Eight" round of the NCAA Tournament. Voting will be open prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament and continue through the first weekend of the tournament.

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