Missouri junior guard Marcus Denmon was named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 list on Thursday afternoon as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
The midseason list was selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board and is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on their performances in November and December, are the early frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.
Denmon is off to a great start for Mizzou as he is averaging 17.2 points and 4.0 rebounds for the 14-1 Tigers. The Kansas City, Mo., native is shooting an incredible 50.6 percent from the floor and 50 percent from three-point range and has been one of the country’s most efficient scorers through 15 games, averaging 1.3 points per field goal attempt, while ranking among national leaders with his 87-percent free throw shooting.
Denmon has reached double figures in 12 consecutive games, including eight games with 18 or more points. He scored a career high 27 points vs. #13 Georgetown in Kansas City, 21 vs. #22 Vanderbilt and 15 vs. #20 Illinois. He recently poured in 22 points in an 81-58 win over Old Dominion.