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Caleb Swanigan Named to Midseason Wooden Award Watch List

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The preseason watch list of 50 has been trimmed to 25.

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In addition to making several midseason First Team All-American lists, Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan made the cut today for a major national award. The John R. Wooden Award is given to the nation’s top player and it is named after our own alum. It is fitting that we have a guy that could bring it home for the second time. Purdue’s Glenn Robinson won the award in 1994, and today Caleb Swanigan was named as one of 25 players to the midseason watch list.

This midseason list is paired down from 50 who were on the preseason list. later on the list will be cut to 10, then 3. Here are the 25 midseason honorees (with a Purdue opponent highlighted:

Name

School

Conference

Height

Class

Position

Dwayne Bacon

Florida State

ACC

6-7

Soph.

G

Lonzo Ball

UCLA

Pac-12

6-6

Fr.

G

Joel Berry II

North Carolina

ACC

6-0

Jr.

G

Jaron Blossomgame

Clemson

ACC

6-7

Sr.

F

Dillon Brooks

Oregon

Pac-12

6-7

Jr.

F

De'Aaron Fox

Kentucky

SEC

6-3

Fr.

G

Markelle Fultz

Washington

Pac-12

6-4

Fr.

G

Ethan Happ

Wisconsin

Big Ten

6-10

Soph.

F

Josh Hart

Villanova

Big East

6-5

Sr.

G

Nigel Hayes

Wisconsin

Big Ten

6-8

Sr.

F

Josh Jackson

Kansas

Big 12

6-8

Fr.

G

Justin Jackson

North Carolina

ACC

6-8

Jr.

F/G

Luke Kennard

Duke

ACC

6-6

Soph.

G

TJ Leaf

UCLA

Pac-12

6-10

Fr.

F

Lauri Markkanen

Arizona

Pac-12

7-0

Fr.

F

Kelan Martin

Butler

Big East

6-7

Jr.

F

Frank Mason III

Kansas

Big 12

5-11

Sr.

G

Malik Monk

Kentucky

SEC

6-3

Fr.

G

Monte Morris

Iowa State

Big 12

6-3

Sr.

G

Johnathan Motley

Baylor

Big 12

6-10

Jr.

F

Alec Peters

Valparaiso

Horizon League

6-9

Sr.

F

Caleb Swanigan

Purdue

Big Ten

6-9

Soph.

F

Melo Trimble

Maryland

Big Ten

6-3

Jr.

G

Maurice Watson Jr.

Creighton

Big East

5-10

Sr.

G

Nigel Williams-Goss

Gonzaga

WCC

6-3

Jr.

G