ISU's Kane among 25 named to midseason Wooden Award list

Published: January 22 2014 | 11:44 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 2:29 am in

 From Iowa State sports information:

 AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior guard DeAndre Kane has been named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, announced today on ESPN SportsCenter and Chosen by the Wooden Award Advisory Board, the list is comprised of 25 student-athletes who are the front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious individual honor based on their play so far this season. ESPNU will follow up at 5 p.m. CST with a half-hour show focusing on the candidates.

Players not named to the midseason list are still eligible for the ballot.

Kane has been a stat-sheet stuffer in his first season at Iowa State, averaging 16.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists. In conference play, Kane is leading the Big 12 with 20.8 points per game and 3.0 steals, while also ranking second in assists (5.2).

Kane has earned player of the week honors four times from the Big 12, earning player of the week and newcomer of the week honors twice. He was also named USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week after earning MVP honors at the Diamond Head Classic.

The Pittsburgh, Pa. native has scored in double figures 15 times this season, including one of the season’s best performances against Baylor. In that game, Kane helped the Cyclones defeat the nationally-ranked Bears by scoring 30 points to go along with nine assists, eight rebounds and five steals.

He has posted five double-doubles this season.

Complete Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list:

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Midseason Top 25

Kyle Anderson6-9So.G/FUCLAPac-12
Keith Appling6-1Sr.GMichigan StateBig Ten
Cameron Bairstow6-9Sr.FNew MexicoMountain West
Jordan Clarkson6-5Jr.GMissouriSEC
Aaron Craft6-2Sr.GOhio StateBig Ten
Sam Dekker6-7So.FWisconsinBig Ten
Cleanthony Early6-8Sr.FWichita StateMissouri Valley
Tyler Ennis6-2Fr.GSyracuseACC
C.J. Fair6-8Sr.FSyracuseACC
Aaron Gordon6-9Fr.FArizonaPac-12
Rodney Hood6-8So.FDukeACC
Nick Johnson6-3Jr.GArizonaPac-12
DeAndre Kane6-4Sr.GIowa StateBig 12
Doug McDermott*#6-8Sr.FCreightonBig East
Shabazz Napier6-1Sr.GConnecticutThe American
Jabari Parker6-8Fr.FDukeACC
Adreian Payne6-10Sr.CMichigan StateBig Ten
Casey Prather6-6Sr.FFloridaSEC
Julius Randle6-9Fr.FKentuckySEC
Marcus Smart6-4So.GOklahoma StateBig 12
Russ Smith6-0Sr.GLouisvilleThe American
T.J. Warren6-8So.FNorth Carolina StateACC
Andrew Wiggins6-8Fr.GKansasBig 12
Chaz Williams5-9Sr.GMassachusettsAtlantic 10
Joseph Young6-2Jr.GOregonPac-12

Players listed alphabetically

* indicates player chosen to the 2013 Wooden All American Team

# indicates player chosen to the 2012 Wooden All American Team


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