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Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer on Wooden Award's late season top 20

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The committee continues to recognize the excellent play from the two players.

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer both survived the cut to make the Wooden Award late season top 20 on Wednesday.

Gonzaga joined Duke and Louisville as the three schools to have multiple players nominated

The player of the year race around national circles seems to have it as a choice between Okafor and senior Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky. However, you could also make arguments for both Pangos and Wiltjer, depending on how the season shakes out.

Wiltjer leads the nation in offensive rating amongst players using at least 24 percent of possessions, according to Ken Pomeroy. Wiltjer has a true shooting percentage of 63.2 and leads the Bulldogs scoring attack at 16.4 points per game.

Pangos is having a season for the ages. He has set the school record in three points made and is third out of all players in the county in offensive rating, according to Ken Pomeroy. Pangos is shooting the ball at a career clip, and while he hasn't been as necessary to score in the offense, he is leading it in other ways. He boasts an assist to turnover ratio of 3.6:1.

Here is the full list of the nominees.

name team conference year position
Justin Anderson Virginia ACC jr g
Ron Baker Wichita State MVC jr g
Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky SEC jr f
Jerian Grant Notre Dame ACC sr g
Montrezl Harrell Louisville ACC jr f
Tyler Haws BYU WCC sr g
Buddy Hield Oklahoma Big 12 jr g
Stanley Johnson Arizona Pac 12 fr f
Tyus Jones Duke ACC fr g
Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin Big Ten sr f
Georges Niang Iowa State Big 12 jr f
Jahlil Okafor Duke ACC fr c
Kevin Pangos Gonzaga WCC sr g
Bobby Portis Arkansas SEC so f
Chasson Randle Stanford Pac 12 sr g
Terry Rozier Louisville ACC so g
D'Angelo Russell Ohio State Big Ten fr g
Juwan Staten West Virginia Big 12 sr g
Kyle Wiltjer Gonzaga WCC jr f
Delon Wright Utah Pac 12 sr g