Virginia's Mike Scott Named One of 25 Wooden Award Finalists

Virginia senior forward Mike Scott was named one of 25 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, ESPN announced Tuesday afternoon. Scott is one of just four ACC players listed as a finalist, joining Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall out of North Carolina.

So far this season, Scott is leads the conference in shooting percentage, at 58.8% from the field. He averages 16.9 points per game -- or approximately 25.9% of the Cavaliers' points -- and 8.9 rebounds per game. He also currently leads all active ACC players in career points (1,231), rebounds (822) and double-doubles (29).

The Wooden Award, founded in 1976, is presented annually to the outstanding collegiate basketball Player of the Year.

The full list of finalists is as follows:

Name Ht. Yr. Pos. University Conference
Harrison Barnes 6-8 So. F North Carolina ACC
Will Barton 6-6 So. G Memphis Conference USA
William Buford 6-6 Sr. G Ohio State Big Ten
Anthony Davis 6-10 Fr. F Kentucky SEC
Marcus Denmon 6-3 Sr. G Missouri Big 12
Draymond Green 6-7 Sr. F Michigan State Big Ten
John Henson 6-11 Jr. F North Carolina ACC
John Jenkins 6-4 Jr. G Vanderbilt SEC
Orlando Johnson 6-5 Sr. G UC Santa Barbara Big West
Darius Johnson-Odom 6-2 Sr. G Marquette Big East
Kevin Jones 6-8 Sr. F West Virginia Big East
Perry Jones III 6-11 So. F Baylor Big 12
Kris Joseph 6-7 Sr. F Syracuse Big East
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 6-7 Fr. F Kentucky SEC
Jeremy Lamb 6-5 So. G/F Connecticut Big East
Damian Lillard 6-3 Jr. G Weber State Big Sky
Kendall Marshall So. G North Carolina ACC
Scott Machado 6-1 Sr. G Iona MAAC
Doug McDermott 6-7 So. F Creighton Missouri Valley
Mike Moser 6-8 So. F UNLV Mountain West
Arnett Moultrie 6-11 Jr. F Mississippi State SEC
Thomas Robinson 6-10 Jr. F Kansas Big 12
Mike Scott 6-8 Sr. F Virginia ACC
Jared Sullinger 6-9 So. F Ohio State Big Ten
Cody Zeller 6-11 Fr. F Indiana Big Ten

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