South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) drives to the hoop against College of Charleston forward Brianna Boyd (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
Dawn Staley always calls A’ja Wilson "the best player in the country.”
On Thursday, the former Heathwood Hall star was listed among the best of the best this season in the Wooden Award midseason watch list. Wilson is one of 25 players to make the list for the nation’s most prestigious honor in college basketball.
Wilson, a three-time All-American, is no stranger to this list. This is the fourth time she’s been selected as one of the elite players on the watch list. She’s also been a finalist for the award each of the last two years. Wilson even made the award’s final ballot as a freshman in 2015.
Currently, Wilson leads the Gamecocks in points per game (23.5), rebounds per game (11.1), minutes played (408), and blocks (48).
South Carolina takes on Auburn at 7 p.m. tonight at Colonial Life Arena. The game can be seen on SEC Network+.
Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Kristine Anigwe, California Ariel Atkins, Texas Monique Billings, UCLA Kalani Brown, Baylor Lexie Brown, Duke Jordin Canada, UCLA Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M Napheesa Collier, UConn Sophie Cunningham, Missouri Asia Durr, Louisville Katelynn Flaherty, Michigan Megan Gustafson, Iowa Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon Brooke McCarty, Texas Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State Jaime Nared, Tennessee Kia Nurse, UConn Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame Mercedes Russell, Tennessee Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn Shakayla Thomas, Florida State Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State Gabby Williams, UConn A'ja Wilson, South Carolina
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