The Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list, which was released Wednesday, features a diverse group of elite college basketball players.
The list is headlined by Wisconsin's
Frank Kaminsky, Virginia's Justin Anderson, Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein, Duke's Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor and Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer. Louisville's Terry Rozier, who is averaging 17.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, made the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 watch list. Joe Robbins/Getty Images
Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell, along with West Virginia's Juwan Staten and Utah's Delon Wright, are also included.
Stanley Johnson is one of five freshmen who cracked the list.
It's also worth noting who failed to earn a spot on the list. No. 1 Kentucky's Cauley-Stein is the only member of John Calipari's program in the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25. Calipari's rotation system provides balanced stats that affect his players' ability to earn individual recognition, although
Aaron Harrison, Devin Booker and Karl Anthony-Towns could be candidates by the end of the season.
Anthony Gill and Wichita State's Fred VanVleet aren't included on the midseason list either.
Players, however, can still be added to the final list, which will be released March 7.
During the 2012-13 season, former Indiana star Victor Oladipo did not make the midseason list but finished second to Trey Burke in the final Wooden Award vote.
Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List
Player School Position Class Justin Anderson Virginia G Jr. Ron Baker Wichita State G RJr. Ryan Boatright UConn 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.