Mike Scott Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List
LOS ANGELES, Calif.- Virginia senior forward Mike Scott has been named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list released on Tuesday (Jan. 17). Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is comprised of 25-student-athletes who, based on their performances to this point in the season, are the frontrunners for the Wooden Award.
The Wooden Award is presented to the nation’s best player. The official voting ballot for the award will be released in March.
The 6-8 Scott is from Chesapeake, Va., and currently leads the Cavaliers in scoring (16.9 ppg.) and rebounding (8.9 rpg.). He is shooting 58.8 percent (97-165) from the field and 79.1 percent (72-91) from the free throw line.
In Atlantic Coast Conference statistics through games of Jan. 16, Scott ranks first among ACC players in field goal percentage, fourth in scoring, sixth in rebounding and 10th in free throw percentage. He also leads all active ACC players in career points scored (1,233), rebounds (822) and double-doubles (29).
Scott, a preseason All-ACC selection, has been named the ACC Player of the Week three times this season. He joins Barry Parkhill (1971-72), Ralph Sampson (1982-83), Bryant Stith (1989-90) and Norman Nolan (1997-98) as the only Virginia players to be named ACC Player of the Week three times in a season.
Scott is one of four ACC players on the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list. The other three players from the ACC are Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall from North Carolina.
Following is the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List.
2011-12 John R. Wooden Award
Midseason Top 25 List
Name Ht. Yr. Pos. University Conference
Harrison Barnes 6-8 So. F North Carolina ACC
Will Barton 6-6 So. G Memphis Conference USA
William Buford 6-6 Sr. G Ohio State Big Ten
Anthony Davis 6-10 Fr. F Kentucky SEC
Marcus Denmon 6-3 Sr. G Missouri Big 12
Draymond Green 6-7 Sr. F Michigan State Big Ten
John Henson 6-11 Jr. F North Carolina ACC
John Jenkins 6-4 Jr. G Vanderbilt SEC
Orlando Johnson 6-5 Sr. G UCSB Big West
Darius Johnson-Odom 6-2 Sr. G Marquette Big East
Kevin Jones 6-8 Sr. F West Virginia Big East
Perry Jones III 6-11 So. F Baylor Big 12
Kris Joseph 6-7 Sr. F Syracuse Big East
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 6-7 Fr. F Kentucky SEC
Jeremy Lamb 6-5 So. G/F Connecticut Big East
Damian Lillard 6-3 Jr. G Weber State Big Sky
Scott Machado 6-1 Sr. G Iona MAAC
Kendall Marshall 6-4 So. G North Carolina ACC
Doug McDermott 6-7 So. F Creighton Missouri Valley
Mike Moser 6-8 So. F UNLV Mountain West
Arnett Moultrie 6-11 Jr. F Mississippi St. SEC
Thomas Robinson 6-10 Jr. F Kansas Big 12
Mike Scott 6-8 Sr. F Virginia ACC
Jared Sullinger* 6-9 So. F Ohio State Big Ten
Cody Zeller 6-11 Fr. F Indiana Big Ten
(Players listed alphabetically.)
*indicates player was 2011 Wooden Award All American