Missouri senior guard Marcus Denmon was named to the John R. Wooden Midseason Top 25 list released by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board on Tuesday. The list recognizes the nation’s top performers deemed eligible for the college game’s most prestigious individual honor.
Denmon has led the No. 5 Tigers (17-1, 4-1 Big 12 Conference) to a rise to national prominence this season. He leads the Big 12’s top-scoring team with 17.8 points a game, the second best average in the league. He has connected 51 times from three-point territory, tied with Baylor’s Brady Heslip. He notched a career-high 31 points against Northwestern State on Dec. 2.
Denmon is considered one of Missouri’s most challenging defensive threats.
He also averages 5.5 rebounds. At 6 feet 3 inches, he is the shortest of the Big 12’s 20 top rebounders.
The John R. Wooden All-American Team will be announced the week of the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight rounds before the winner of the award is announced during the weekend of the Final Four rounds. Coach Frank Haith was an assistant at Texas during the 2002-2003 season when T.J. Ford was named the recipient.