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Virginia's Justin Anderson makes Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

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Justin Anderson is one of 25 players on the Wooden Award's Midseason Watch List released today.

Anderson is in the midst of a monster year.  Most notably, he's improved his three-point shooting from 29% last season to 56% so far this year.  He's also made 51% of his 2s, which places him 20th in the nation in eFG%.  Overall, he averages 14.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the slow-paced Cavaliers.

He also does fun dunks like this all the time:

With an offensive rating of 130 and a usage of 23%, Anderson is  on Ken Pomeroy's "kPOY" top-ten list.  In fact, most of UVA's starters are. (Here's a link - subscription only, but Gill, Anderson, Brogdon, and Tobey are all among the nation's best ten players).

The Wooden Award finalists will be released at the end of the regular season, with the award winner announced before the Final Four is played.

Here's the full Top 25 watch list:

PLAYER SCHOOL POSITION CLASS
Justin Anderson Virginia G Jr.
Ron Baker Wichita State G RJr.
Ryan Boatright UConn G Sr.
Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky F Jr.
Yogi Ferrell Indiana G Jr.
Jerian Grant Notre Dame G Sr.
Montrezl Harrell Louisville F Jr.
D'Angelo Harrison St. John's G Sr.
Tyler Haws BYU G Sr.
Buddy Hield Oklahoma G Jr.
Stanley Johnson Arizona F Fr.
Tyus Jones Duke G Fr.
Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin F Sr.
Jordan Mickey LSU F So.
Georges Niang Iowa State F Jr.
Jahlil Okafor Duke C Fr.
Kevin Pangos Gonzaga G Sr.
Bobby Portis Arkansas F So.
Chasson Randle Stanford G Sr.
Terry Rozier Louisville G So.
D'Angelo Russell Ohio State G Fr.
Juwan Staten West Virginia G Sr.
Melo Trimble Maryland G Fr.
Kyle Wiltjer Gonzaga F Jr.
Delon Wright Utah G Sr