March 21, 2018

UConn places 4 among midseason Wooden Award candidates

12 January 2018, 10:45 | Sandy Nunez

Iowa Junior, Ex-South Shore Standout Megan Gustafson Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top-25

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

Players on the list are considered strong candidates for the Women's National Player of the Year honor. The three other Big 12 players are Devonte' Graham of Kansas, Jevon Carter of West Virginia and Mohamed Bomba of Texas.

Through 18 games, Bridges is averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 blocks per game.

Bridges was named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 on Wednesday. She earned Big Ten Player of the Week on November 13, December 4, Dec. 18, December 26, and January 2, and was named to the Player of the Week Honor Roll on November 20, Nov. 27, December 11, and January 8. The sophomore has score double-figures in all 10 games played and has set new career highs in both rebounds and assists with nine apiece.

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The change triggered a historic influx of missionaries, and proved a milestone change for women by allowing many more to serve. Monson kicked the bucket on Tuesday evening encompassed by his family, the congregation said in an announcement on its site.

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

Young came to OU after averaging 42.6 points, 4.1 assists and 5.8 rebounds during his senior year at Norman North High School - just three miles from the heart of the OU campus. The last Michigan State player to win a national player of the year award was Denzel Valentine, who won six of them in 2016. The announcement was made by ESPNW and the Wooden Award on Thursday. It is bestowed upon the nation's best basketball player at an NCAA Division I university who has proven to his or her university that he or she is making progress towards graduation and maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. 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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