Taylor Named to Wooden Pre Season Award Watch List
October 3, 2011 14 Comments
MADISON, Wis. – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced its Preseason Top 50 list on Monday and included Wisconsin senior guard Jordan Taylor.
Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball media members, the list is comprised of 50 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.
Last season, Taylor and teammate Jon Leuer were among the 20 players to appear on the 2011 Wooden Award final ballot. Devin Harris (2004) and Alando Tucker (2007) have also recently appeared on the Wooden Award final ballot.
Taylor, who averaged 18.1 points per game and earned second-team AP All-American honors a year ago, is one of nine Big Ten players on the Preseason Top 50 list. The Big East (10), is the only conference with more players on the Wooden Award’s preseason list.
The 36th-annual Wooden Award will honor the men’s and women’s winners, and will include the presentation of the Wooden Award All-American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award. It will take place the weekend of April 6-8, 2012, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.