Courtesy of GoBonnies.com
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – For the second straight year, St. Bonaventure point guard Jaylen Adams has been named one of the top 50 candidates for the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s®.
Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of the student-athletes who are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious individual honor.
Adams has now made the watch lists for three national player of the year awards. He is also on the 32-player list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, which is presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, as well as the 50-player list for the Naismith Award presented by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
The senior did not play in St. Bonaventure’s season-opening loss to Niagara last Friday due to a sprained left ankle.
Last year as a junior, Adams was the only Division I player to rank in the top 25 nationally in scoring (24th at 20.5 points per game) and the top 10 in assists (seventh at 6.5 per game).
Adams made the First Team All-Atlantic 10 each of the past two seasons. Last year, he also was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 4 First Team and the USBWA All-District II team. Over his three seasons, Adams has scored 1,377 points, which ranks 21st in program history. He has led the Bonnies to back-to-back 20-win seasons the past two years.
For the full list of the players on the Wooden Award Top 50 list, click here.