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Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer make Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 cut

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Kyle WIltjer joins the senior point guard in the race to be the best player in the nation.

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Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer both made the cut of the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list, which was released on Wednesday.

Pangos was included in the preseason list, but Wiltjer was left off. Both players have more than played their way into conversation with the nation's elite.

Wiltjer leads the Zags with 16.4 points per game and is shooting 53.4 percent from the floor. Pangos, as we have detailed before, is having more than a career year. The two players are joined by Tyler Haws to give the WCC three showings -- the best it has done in the Wooden Award.

Five different freshman made the cut as well: Melo Trimble from Maryland, D'Angelo Russell from Ohio State, Jahlil Okafor from Duke, Tyus Jones from Duke and Stanley Johnson from Arizona. Interestingly, the balanced approach of Kentucky earns them a lot of team recognition, but not much on the individual front. Kentucky only had one player make the cut.

Players can still be added to the final list, which is released on March 7.

Here is the entire list.

player school position class
Justin Anderson Virginia g jr
Ron Baker Wichita STate g jr
Ryan Boatright Connecticut g sr
Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky f jr
Yogi Ferrell Indiana g jr
Jerian Grant Notre Dame g sr
Montrezl Harrell Louisville f jr
D'Angelo Harrison St. John's g sr
Tyler Haws BYU g sr
Buddy Hield Oklahoma g jr
Stanley Johnson Arizona f fr
Tyus Jones Duke g fr
Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin f sr
Jordan Mickey LSU f so
Georges Niang

Iowa State

f jr
Jahlil Okafor Duke c fr
Kevin Pangos Gonzaga g sr
Bobby Portis Arkansas f so
Chasson Randle Stanford g sr
Terry Rozier Louisville g so
D'Angelo Russell Ohio State g fr
Juwan Staten West Virginia g sr
Melo Trimble Maryland g fr
Kyle Wiltjer Gonzaga f jr
Delon Wright Utah g sr