November 12, 2013

REDDIC NAMED TO WOODEN AWARD PRESEASON LIST

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU senior forward Juvonte Reddic has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50. The list, unveiled Tuesday by the Los Angeles Athletic Club, was selected through a poll of college basketball experts.

Named for late UCLA Coach John Wooden, the award is given annually to the nation's top player, and is one of the most prestigious honors in the sport today.

Reddic joins a list of players that includes Creighton senior Doug McDermott, Andrew Wiggins of Kansas, Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State and Russ Smith of defending National Champion Louisville.
 
A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Reddic is coming off a season in which he was named NABC All-District First Team, All-Atlantic 10 Second Team and A-10 All-Tournament after averaging 14.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. This summer, Reddic was invited to the Nike Big Man Camp and the LeBron James Skills Academy. He has also been named one of the top 50 prospects for the 2014 NBA Draft by several media outlets.
 
The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Reddic has appeared in 109 games, including 84 starts, for the Rams the last four seasons and has scored 1,038 career points. He played a major role as a freshman on VCU's 2011 Final Four squad and has helped the Rams to three consecutive NCAA bids. He was named All-Atlantic 10 Preseason First Team in October.
 
Reddic is the first Ram to appear on one of the Wooden Award lists since Larry Sanders in 2009-10. Sanders was selected No. 15 overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.
 

2013-14 John R. Wooden Award® Presented by Wendy's® Preseason Top 50

Name

School

Conference

Ht.

Yr.

Pos.

Jordan Adams

UCLA

Pac-12

6-5

So.

G

Kyle Anderson

UCLA

Pac-12

6-9

So.

G/F

Keith Appling

Michigan State

Big Ten

6-1

Sr.

G

Isaiah Austin

Baylor

Big 12

7-1

So.

C

Jahii Carson

Arizona State

Pac-12

5-10

So.

G

Willie Cauley-Stein

Kentucky

SEC

7-0

So.

F

Semaj Christon

Xavier

Big East

6-3

So.

G

Aaron Craft

Ohio State

Big Ten

6-2

Sr.

G

Sam Dekker

Wisconsin

Big Ten

6-7

So.

F

Spencer Dinwiddie

Colorado

Pac-12

6-6

Jr.

G

Cleanthony Early

Wichita State

Missouri Valley

6-8

Sr.

F

Joel Embiid

Kansas

Big 12

7-0

Fr.

C

C.J. Fair

Syracuse

ACC

6-8

Sr.

F

Aaron Gordon

Arizona

Pac-12

6-9

Fr.

F

Jerian Grant

Notre Dame

ACC

6-5

Sr.

G

Montrezl Harrell

Louisville

The American

6-8

So.

F

Gary Harris

Michigan State

Big Ten

6-4

So.

G

Joe Harris

Virginia

ACC

6-6

Sr.

G

Andrew Harrison

Kentucky

SEC

6-6

Fr.

G

Tyler Haws

BYU

WCC

6-5

Jr.

G

Andre Hollins

Minnesota

Big Ten

6-2

Jr.

G

Rodney Hood

Duke

ACC

6-8

So.

F

Joe Jackson

Memphis

The American

6-1

Sr.

G

Cory Jefferson

Baylor

Big 12

6-9

Sr.

F

Sean Kilpatrick

Cincinnati

The American

6-4

Sr.

G

Alex Kirk

New Mexico

Mountain West

7-0

Jr.

C

James Michael McAdoo

North Carolina

ACC

6-9

Jr.

F

Doug McDermott*#

Creighton

Big East

6-8

Sr.

F

Mitch McGary

Michigan

Big Ten

6-10

So.

F

Jordan McRae

Tennessee

SEC

6-6

Sr.

G

Shabazz Napier

Connecticut

The American

6-1

Sr.

G

Kevin Pangos

Gonzaga

WCC

6-2

Jr.

G

Jabari Parker

Duke

ACC

6-8

Fr.

F

Adreian Payne

Michigan State

Big Ten

6-10

Sr.

C

Elfrid Payton

Louisiana

Sun Belt

6-3

Jr.

G

Dwight Powell

Stanford

Pac-12

6-10

Sr.

F

Julius Randle

Kentucky

SEC

6-9

Fr.

F

Juvonte Reddic

VCU

Atlantic 10

6-9

Sr.

F

Glenn Robinson III

Michigan

Big Ten

6-6

So.

F

LaQuinton Ross

Ohio State

Big Ten

6-8

Jr.

F

Wayne Selden, Jr.

Kansas

Big 12

6-5

Fr.

G

Marcus Smart

Oklahoma State

Big 12

6-4

So.

G

Russ Smith

Louisville

The American

6-0

Sr.

G

Jarnell Stokes

Tennessee

SEC

6-8

Jr.

F

Rasheed Sulaimon

Duke

ACC

6-4

So.

G

Noah Vonleh

Indiana

Big Ten

6-10

Fr.

F

Dez Wells

Maryland

ACC

6-5

Jr.

G/F

Andrew Wiggins

Kansas

Big 12

6-8

Fr.

G

Kendall Williams

New Mexico

Mountain West

6-4

Sr.

G

James Young

Kentucky

SEC

6-6

Fr.

G

 

Players listed alphabetically     

* indicates player chosen to the 2013 Wooden All American Team

# indicates player chosen to the 2012 Wooden All American Team

 
 
 
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