The 2014 college basketball is winding down which means it is time for the announcement of national postseason awards. Creighton senior Doug McDermott was named the NABC Division I Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on April 2, and is the favorite to win the prestigious John R. Wooden Award.
The John R. Wooden Award is given annually, since 1977, to the nation’s best player and the winner will be announced at the Final Four in Dallas, Texas, on April 5. The Wooden Award winner is determined by a vote and a player’s performance in the regular season, conference tournaments and postseason are taken into account as is the player’s character.
Here is a look at the 15 finalists for the Wooden Award which includes four freshman and six seniors.