Creighton's Marcus Foster named to Wooden Award Midseason List

Jock Landale | Credit Tod Fierner Saint Mary's College Athletics

Jock Landale | Credit Tod Fierner Saint Mary's College Athletics

The players on the Midseason Top 25 list are considered strong candidates for the 2018 John R. Wooden Award. Previous winners include Larry Bird (1979), Michael Jordan (1984) and Tim Duncan (1997). He leads the American Athletic Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.4 and three-pointers per game (2.6), and ranks fifth nationally in three-point percentage (.527).

Young joins three other Big 12 players - Jevon Carter of West Virginia, Mohamed Bamba of Texas and Devonte' Graham of Kansas - on the list. Gustafson is now ranked in the top-15 nationally in 10 categories. On Dec. 15, she set the Texas A&M record with 46 points, including the game-winning shot, at Southern California.

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One of the Young's top single-game achievements was dishing out 22 assists against Northwestern State on December 19, tying the NCAA record for most assists in a game (assists became official in 1983-84) while breaking both Oklahoma and Big 12 records (both were 18 assists).

Young has been the breakout star of the college basketball season. Gustafson is one of five Big Ten student-athletes to garner five Player of the Week awards in a single season.

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Carter is averaging 20.8 points and 5.2 assists for the Aggies. Young is second overall behind former Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin - he finished with six nods during his time as a Sooner.

Voting will open prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament. Baker is the last WSU player to make the mid-season list.

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View the full women's list here and the men's list here.

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