Six Pac-12 players were named to the John R. Wooden Award preseason watch list, comprised of 50 players vying for the sport’s most prestigious honor.
The Pac-12 players include UCLA’s Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson, Arizona State’s Jahii Carson, Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie, Arizona’s Aaron Gordon, Stanford’s Dwight Powell.
Players listed are considered strong candidates for the midseason list and the finalists will be included on the official voting ballot in March. Candidates not appearing on the initial preseason watch list can be added throughout the year.
The Big Ten had the most players on the preseason list with 10 from six different schools. The ACC had eight selections from six schools, followed by the Big 12 (3 schools), Pac-12 (5 schools) and SEC (2 schools) with six selections each.