Moultrie Named Finalist for Wooden Award

The Wooden Award has announced its 25 finalists, and Mississippi State junior forward Arnett Moultrie has made the cut. The award goes annually to the best player in college basketball – it’s the hoops equivalent of the Heisman, or the closest thing to it.

As Andy Katz points out in the above-linked blog, this list is fluid, and just because you’re not a finalist doesn’t mean you’re not eligible for the award. Still a lot of basketball to be played. Katz doesn’t give Moultrie much of a shot to win the Wooden, but he does think the 6-foot-11 UTEP transfer is a first-team All-American candidate. In fact, Katz has Moultrie as a first-team midseason All-American.

Other SEC players among the finalists: Kentucky’s Anthony Davis, Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins, and Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.