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UCLA's Kyle Anderson Selected to Wooden Award Midseason List
By: UCLA Athletics

LOS ANGELES – UCLA sophomore guard Kyle Anderson has been named as one of 25 college basketball players on the John R. Wooden Award’s midseason list, as announced Wednesday by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

The Wooden Award is bestowed annually by the Los Angeles Athletic Club to the nation’s premier college basketball player.

Anderson, a 6-foot-9 guard from Fairview, N.J., has averaged 15.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game through UCLA’s first 18 contests. No other player in the nation has averaged as close to a triple-double on a consistent basis as has Anderson.

The Bruins’ second-leading scorer and top rebounder, Anderson has totaled nine double-doubles this season. He logged UCLA’s first triple-double since Dec. 1995 during the Bruins’ 81-70 win over Morehead State on Nov. 22, 2013 (13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists). He enters this week as the Pac-12 Conference’s only player to rank in the top five in rebounds (8.9), assists (6.6) and steals (1.8).

Anderson’s 15.5 point per game scoring average ranks 12th in the Pac-12. He leads all Pac-12 players with 6.6 assists per game and stands eighth in the conference with a 2.1 assist turnover ratio. He ranks fourth in the Pac-12 with 1.8 steals per game and is one of two Pac-12 players to have logged a conference-best nine double-doubles (tied with Arizona State’s Jordan Bachynski).

Anderson has dramatically improved his three-point shooting, as he enters this Thursday’s game against Stanford sporting a 53.1 percentage from behind the arc (17-for-32). His 5-for-5 effort from the three-point line last Saturday at Utah marked the first time any Pac-12 player had gone at least 5-for-5 from downtown since Nov. 26, 2011 (USC’s Maurice Jones against South Carolina went 7-for-7). No UCLA player had accomplished that feat since Feb. 22, 2003 (Ray Young versus Stanford went 5-for-5).

The players on the 25-man list are considered strong candidates for the official voting ballot, which will consist of approximately 20 top players who have demonstrated superior play on the court and have maintained at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Players not chosen to the midseason list are still eligible for the final ballot.

The Wooden Award All-American Team, consisting of the nation’s top 10 players, will be announced the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament.

2013-14 JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD MIDSEASON LIST

Name Ht. Pos. School
Kyle Anderson 6-9 So. UCLA
Keith Appling 6-1 Sr. Michigan State
Cameron Bairstow 6-9 Sr. New Mexico
Jordan Clarkson 6-5 Jr. Missouri
Aaron Craft 6-2 Sr. Ohio State
Sam Dekker 6-7 So. Wisconsin
Cleanthony Early 6-8 Sr. Wichita State
Tyler Ennis 6-2 Fr. Syracuse
C.J. Fair 6-8 Sr. Syracuse
Aaron Gordon 6-9 Fr. Arizona
Rodney Hood 6-8 So. Duke
Nick Johnson 6-3 Jr. Arizona
DeAndre Kane 6-4 Sr. Iowa State
Doug McDermott 6-8 Sr. Creighton
Shabazz Napier 6-1 Sr. Connecticut
Jabari Parker 6-8 Fr. Duke
Adreian Payne 6-10 Sr. Michigan State
Casey Prather 6-6 Sr. Florida
Julius Randle 6-9 Fr. Kentucky
Marcus Smart 6-4 So. Oklahoma State
Russ Smith 6-0 Sr. Louisville
T.J. Warren 6-8 So. N.C. State
Andrew Wiggins 6-8 Fr. Kansas
Chaz Williams 5-9 Sr. Massachusetts
Joseph Young 6-2 Jr. Oregon
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