Gonzaga Bulldog stars Corey Kispert, Jalen Suggs, and Drew Timme were all named to the Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 on Monday. The award goes out to the best college basketball player each year.
Gonzaga is the only team to be represented by three players, and these three players are a large reason why the Bulldogs are the top-ranked team in the country. Kispert is averaging a team-high 20.2 points per game while shooting 48.6 percent from beyond the arc. Timme is averaging 18.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Freshman Suggs has been as advertised, averaging 13.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 2.3 steals per game.
The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the final award, although players not on the late season list can also be selected. Last season, Obi Toppin squeaked by Luke Garza to take home the prize. No Gonzaga player has ever won the award.
Here are the 20 late season candidates:
- Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky
- James Bouknight, Connecticut
- Jared Butler, Baylor
- Marcus Carr, Minnesota
- Justin Champagnie, Pittsburgh
- Kofi Cockburn, Illinois
- Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State
- Hunter Dickinson, Michigan
- Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois
- Luke Garza, Iowa
- Collin Gillespie, Villanova
- Quentin Grimes, Houston
- Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers
- Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
- Carlik Jones, Louisville
- Corey Kispert, Gonzaga
- Evan Mobley, USC
- Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Villanova
- Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga
- Drew Timme, Gonzaga