Michigan State's Miles Bridges makes midseason list for Wooden Award

Jock Landale | Credit Tod Fierner Saint Mary's College Athletics

Texas A&M freshman guard Chennedy Carter was named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List, as announced on espnW.com Thursday. He's among the top 10 in the Big Ten in both scoring and rebounding. He ranks in the top-10 of Oklahoma freshman season totals, including assists, three-pointers and points. The only other college player to reach seven such games in the past two decades is J.J. Barea of Northeastern (2002-06) with seven in 113 career games.

The ACC and the Big East each have five players on the list.

He also made Big 12 history after becoming the first freshman to earn five Player of the Week awards. He has also earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on November 20 and December 4. Former Sooner players Blake Griffin and Buddy Hield won the award in 2009 and 2016, respectively.

Inclusion on the list means that Bridges is among the frontrunners for the award, but the award victor does not need to be on the midseason top 25.

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Sinopec will take the lead in exploration of liquified natural gas (LNG) in Alaska, according to a deal signed during U.S. What's more, if China's economy slows this year as some experts predict, that could widen the trade deficit further.

Voting will open prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament.

Landale was also this week named Hero Sports' Mid-Major Mid-season Player of the Year, and this latest recognition is unlikely to be the last this season. Voters are permitted to take into consideration the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament when casting the ballot.

The 2017-18 Wooden Award will be handed out on April 6 in Los Angeles.

The full Midseason Top 25 list can be viewed here.

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