Sunday , Jan , 22 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

1.And the Wooden award (should) go to …

I’m going to try to steer clear of the Saturday upsets. They weren’t supposed to happen. They shattered my hopes, my dreams …

Anyway. I’m dedicating my Sunday evening to the John Wooden Award and the 30 players who are potential candidates. (I figure I haven’t had a life in so long, why start now?) 
 
Starting with the guards: Dee Brown? No. Absolutely not. The college player of the year should be consistent, and he, well he just isn’t. He shot 9 for 39 in the three games before Illinois’ latest win against Northwestern. Especially when he’s up against J.J. Redick, the choice seems unquestionable. 
 
Onto the forwards: Adam Morrison. The only thing that may keep him from being the top candidate in this category would be his defense, or lack thereof. Rudy Gray is second in line. If UConn continues to play the way they’ve been playing, he may be able to edge out Morrison, even if Morrison averages 12 more points than Gray does.
 
Posts: I’m gonna have to go with Pittsnogle. Besides the fact that I like saying his name, he’s put West Virginia on the map. Averaging 19.8 ppg and 6.4 rebounds … go with it.
 
So I’ve narrowed it down to three: Redick, Morrison (maybe) and Pittsnogle.
 
My final choice … I mean honestly, isn’t it obvious who top candidate is? Even if you hate Dook, there’s no getting around this one.