Warren On Midseason Watch List For Wooden Award
Jan. 22, 2014
T.J. Warren, the ACC's leading scorer, has been listed on the Midseason Top 25 list for the Wooden Award. Chosen by the Wooden Award Advisory Board, the list is comprised of 25 student-athletes who are the frontrunners for the sport's most prestigious individual honor based on their play so far this season.
Warren, a 6-8 sophomore forward, averages 22.2 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Wolfpack. One of the most efficient scorers in all of college basketball, Warren ranks fourth in the ACC with a .503 field goal percentage. He also leads the conference with 3.22 offensive rebounds per game.
Warren, a native of Durham, N.C., is the only player in the ACC with multiple 30-point scoring performances. He scored 30 points against Florida Gulf Coast and Eastern Kentucky and tallied a career-high 32 points vs. East Carolina.
Warren is one of five players from ACC schools on the midseason list. Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker from Duke are on the list, as are C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis of Syracuse. The ACC has the most players on the list of any conference in the nation.
The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the official voting ballot, which will consist of approximately 20 top players who have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. However, players not chosen to the midseason list are still eligible for the 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.