John R. Wooden Award 2020-21 Midseason Top 25 Watch List

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The John R. Wooden Award announced the Midseason Top 25 Watch List that includes athletes chosen by a preseason poll of national women’s college basketball media members based on performances during the 2020-21 season so far. Two new players are on the Wooden Watch list: Caitlin Clark (Iowa) and Haley Jones (Stanford).

Four schools have multiple players on the list: Connecticut (Paige Bueckers, Olivia Nelson-Ododa, and Christyn Williams), and followed by Arkansas (Chelsea Dungee and Destiny Slocum), South Carolina (Aliyah Boston and Zia Cooke), and Stanford (Jones and Kiana Williams).

Players not on the midseason list are still eligible for the late-season list and the national ballot. The final ballot consists of 15 players. The winner of the 2021 John R. Wooden Award will be presented following the NCAA Tournament in April.

John R. Wooden Award 2020-21 Midseason Top 25

Name School Conference Height Class Position
Aliyah Boston South Carolina SEC 6-5 Soph F
Paige Bueckers Connecticut Big East 5-11 Fr. G
Caitlin Clark Iowa Big Ten 6-0 Fr. G
Charli Collier Texas Big 12 6-5 Jr. F/C
Zia Cooke South Carolina SEC 5-9 Soph G
Elissa Cunane NC State ACC 6-5 Jr. C
Rennia Davis Tennessee SEC 6-2 Sr. G/F
Chelsea Dungee Arkansas SEC 5-11 Sr. G
Dana Evans Louisville ACC 5-6 Sr. G
Arella Guirantes Rutgers Big Ten 5-11 Sr. G
Naz Hillmon Michigan Big Ten 6-2 Jr. F
Rhyne Howard* Kentucky SEC 6-2 Jr. G
Rickea Jackson Mississippi State SEC 6-2 Soph F
Ashley Joens Iowa State Big 12 6-0 Jr. G/F
Haley Jones Stanford Pac-12 6-1 Soph G
N’dea Jones Texas A&M SEC 6-2 Sr. F
Aari McDonald Arizona Pac-12 5-6 Sr. G
Olivia Nelson-Ododa Connecticut Big East 6-5 Jr. F
Michaela Onyenwere UCLA Pac-12 6-0 Sr. F
Lindsey Pulliam Northwestern Big Ten 5-10 Sr. G
Destiny Slocum Arkansas SEC 5-7 Sr. G
NaLyssa Smith Baylor Big 12 6-2 Jr. F
Unique Thompson Auburn SEC 6-3 Sr. F
Christyn Williams Connecticut Big East 5-11 Jr. G
Kiana Williams Stanford Pac-12 5-8 Sr. G

*indicates player selected as 2020 Wooden Award All American

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