LEXINGTON, KY – UK freshman forward Terrence Jones has been named a top 30 candidate on the John R. Wooden Award mid-season list as announced by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board.
Jones is currently averaging 17.1, sixth best in the Southeastern Conference, and is second in the league in rebounding, averaging 9.1 boards per game.
The 6-8 freshman is one of only two freshmen on the list and the only representative from the SEC.
All players nationally who excel throughout the season will be evaluated and considered for the official voting ballot released in March. The National Ballot consists of approximately 20 top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. The Wooden Award All-American Team will be announced the week of the “Elite Eight” round during the NCAA Tournament, making it unique among college postseason awards.
The Wildcats are in action Saturday in Athens, Ga. The Cats and Bulldogs are scheduled for a 4:00 p.m. ET tip and will be televised live on the SEC Network.