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Three Cats in Wooden Award’s Preseason Top 50

Three of the 50 players on the John R. Wooden Award’s preseason watch list are from the University of Kentucky.

Keldon Johnson, Reid Travis and PJ Washington are the three honorees on the list, making Kentucky one of three schools with three players included, along with Duke and Gonzaga.

Name School Conference Class Position
Kamar Baldwin Butler Big East Jr. G
RJ Barrett Duke ACC Fr. F
Tyus Battle Syracuse ACC Jr. G
Bennie Boatwright USC Pac-12 Sr. C
Phil Booth Villanova Big East Sr. G
Ky Bowman Boston College ACC Jr. G
Clayton Custer Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley Sr. G
Mike Daum South Dakota State Summit League Sr. F
Carsen Edwards Purdue Big Ten Jr. G
Jon Elmore Marshall Conference USA Sr. G
Daniel Gafford Arkansas SEC So. F
Darius Garland Vanderbilt SEC Fr. G
Kellan Grady Davidson Atlantic 10 So. G
Quentin Grimes Kansas Big 12 Fr. G
Kyle Guy Virginia ACC Jr. G
Rui Hachimura Gonzaga WCC Jr. F
Ethan Happ Wisconsin Big Ten Sr. F
Markus Howard Marquette Big East Jr. G
Jalen Hudson Florida SEC Sr. G
De’Andre Hunter Virginia ACC So. G
Keldon Johnson Kentucky SEC Fr. G
Sagaba Konate West Virginia Big 12 Jr. F
Romeo Langford Indiana Big Ten Fr. G
Dedric Lawson Kansas Big 12 Jr. F
Nassir Little North Carolina ACC Fr. F
Caleb Martin Nevada Mountain West Sr. F
Cody Martin Nevada Mountain West Sr. F
Charles Matthews Michigan Big Ten Sr. G
Luke Maye North Carolina ACC Sr. F
Juwan Morgan Indiana Big Ten Sr. F
Jordan Murphy Minnesota Big Ten Sr. F
Zach Norvell Jr. Gonzaga WCC So. G
James Palmer Jr. Nebraska Big Ten Sr. G
Eric Paschall Villanova Big East Sr. F
Shamorie Ponds St. John’s Big East Jr. G
Payton Pritchard Oregon Pac-12 Jr. G
Cam Reddish Duke ACC Fr. F
Justin Robinson Virginia Tech ACC Sr. G
Chris Silva South Carolina SEC Sr. F
Killian Tillie Gonzaga WCC Jr. F
Reid Travis Kentucky SEC Sr. F
Dean Wade Kansas State Big 12 Sr. F
Nick Ward Michigan State Big Ten Jr. F
PJ Washington Kentucky SEC So. F
Tremont Waters LSU SEC So. G
Lindell Wigginton Iowa State Big 12 So. G
Kris Wilkes UCLA Pac-12 So. G
Grant Williams Tennessee SEC Jr. F
Zion Williamson Duke ACC Fr. F
Cassius Winston Michigan State Big Ten Jr. G

All three Wildcats were also named to the Naismith preseason watch list on Monday.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

2 Comments for Three Cats in Wooden Award’s Preseason Top 50



  1. Nickerbocker05
    7:17 pm November 6, 2018 Permalink

    As much as I hate to say it… as long as R j Barrett stays healthy.. that dude is no question the best player NOT in the NBA. Once in a lifetime player in Barrett no question.



  2. Bobbum Man
    7:31 pm November 6, 2018 Permalink

    Hey look it only took 14 years at UNC for Luke Maye to make the list