Wichita State sophomore guard Landry Shamet is one of 50 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award.
Players on the list, which was revealed on Tuesday, are considered the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious individual honor. The list will be updated two more times during the season until 15 players are selected for the final ballot and the winner is announced on April 6.
Shamet, who averaged 11.4 points and 3.3 assists last season, was one of four players from the American Athletic Conference, joined by Houston senior Rob Gray, Cincinnati junior Jacob Evans, and Southern Methodist junior Shake Milton.
Kansas senior Devonte’ Graham and sophomore Malik Newman were also on the list.