Jeremy Lamb Named To Wooden Award Midseason Top-25 List

UConn's Jeremy Lamb waits for a free throw as the Huskies beat the Fighting Irish 67-53 at the Purcell Pavilion.

Here’s the release from UConn announcing that UConn Huskies men’s basketball sophomore guard Jeremy Lamb has been named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list.

STORRS, Conn. – UConn sophomore guard Jeremy Lamb (Norcross, Ga.) has been named a Top-25 candidate for the Wooden Award, as announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club.  Lamb is one of four BIG EAST Conference selections for one of the nation’s most prestigious awards.

The Huskies had two player selected to the preseason Wooden Award Watch List.  Junior big man Alex Oriakhi (Lowell, Mass.) was not selected for the Midseason Top-25.

Lamb has guided Connecticut to a 14-3 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the BIG EAST Conference.  UConn is currently ranked No. 13 in the AP and No. 11 in the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

The sophomore wing has recorded six games with 20-plus points, including 30 in the season opener.  Lamb has led UConn in scoring nine times and has shot 50-percent on the year.

Joining Lamb from the BIG EAST are Marquette’s Darius Johnson-Odom, West Virginia’s Kevin Jones and Syracuse’s Kris Joseph.  North Carolina led all teams with three players selected.

Lamb and the Huskies will face Cincinnati at Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday, January 18.  The game will be televised on ESPN 2 and can also be heard on 1080am, the UConn Radio Network

To see the Wooden Award Midseason Top-25, click on the read more button below if you’re on the home page.

Here are the 25 players who made the Wooden Award Top-25 List:

Harrison Barnes, North Carolina

Will Barton, Memphis

William Buford, Ohio State

Anthony Davis, Kentucky

Marcus Denmon, Missouri

Draymond Green, Michigan State

John Henson, North Carolina

John Jenkins, Vanderbilt

Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara

Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette

Kevin Jones, West Virginia

Perry Jones III, Baylor

Kris Joseph, Syracuse

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky

Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut

Damian Lillard, Weber State

Scott Machado, Iona

Kendall Marshall, North Carolina

Doug McDermott, Creighton

Mike Moser, UNLV

Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State

Thomas Robinson, Kansas

Mike Scott, Virginia

Jared Sullinger, Ohio State

Cody Zeller, Indiana

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