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Nigel Williams-Goss makes Wooden Award Midseason cut

He is one of 25 players on the list.

NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga at San Francisco Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Nigel Williams-Goss was named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 on Wednesday evening. The annual award goes to the top player in college basketball.

Williams-Goss leads Gonzaga in a multitude of categories. He is the team’s top scorer (15.3 points per game), top rebounder (6.1 rebounds per game), top passer (4.8 assists per game) and most aggressive on defense (1.7 steals per game).

This complete package affair came to fruition against San Francisco, where he became just the fifth player in the past 20 years to stuff a box score with at least 35 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, all while shooting 80 percent or better from the floor.

The Wooden Award list will be trimmed to 20 players in early February. The 10-man Wooden Award All-American Team will be announced the week of the Elite EIght, while the final award will be handed out on April 7.

Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

Name School Class
Name School Class
Dwayne Bacon Florida State So
Lonzo Ball UCLA Fr
Joel Berry II North Carolina Jr
Jaron Blossomgame Clemson Sr
Dillon Brooks Oregon Jr
De'Aaron Fox Kentucky Fr
Markelle FUltz Washington Fr
Ethan Happ Wisconsin So
Josh Hart Villanova Sr
Nigel Hayes Wisconsin Sr
Josh Jackson Kansas Fr
Justin Jackson North Carolina Jr
Luke Kennard Duke So
TJ Leaf UCLA Fr
Lauri Markkanen Arizona Fr
Kelan Martin Butler Jr
Frank Mason III Kansas Sr
Malik Monk Kentucky Fr
Monte Morris Iowa State Sr
Johnathan Motley Baylor Jr
Alec Peters Valparaiso Sr
Caleb Swanigan Purdue So
Melo Trimble Maryland Jr
Maurice Watson Jr. Creighton Sr
Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga Jr