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Scheyer and Singler Among Candidates for Wooden Award
Friday 01/05/2010  -  Duke Sports Information
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Jon Scheyer and Kyle Singler are candidates for National Player of the...

DURHAM, N.C. - Jon Scheyer and Kyle Singler were among the 30 players named midseason candidates for the 2010 John R. Wooden Award as announced by the The Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Duke is one of only three teams with multiple players on the list, along with Kansas and Kentucky, for the award given annually to the National Player of the Year in college basketball. The midseason list is selected based on individual excellence and overall team performance.

Scheyer, a senior guard from Northbrook, Ill., leads the country with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 4.88:1 and is tied for eighth nationally with 6.4 assists per game. He also leads the ACC with 2.8 three-point field goals per game and a free throw percentage of .907 (68-of-75). He is also second in the conference with 18.8 points per game.

Singler, a junior forward from Medford, Ore., is averaging 15.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game on the season. His 7.2 rebounds per game leads the team and ranks tied for 13th in the ACC. He has started in 40 consecutive games for Duke.

The Blue Devils are 12-1 overall and 1-0 in ACC play. Duke ranks sixth in the country in scoring offense (85.9 ppg.) and 27th nationally in scoring defense (59.5).

The national ballot will be selected in March and will consist of approximately 20 players, chosen by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board Committee. More than 1,000 voters, comprised of sports media members and college basketball experts from across the nation, will then cast their votes to determine both the 10-member All American Team and Player of the Year. In late March, the 10-player Wooden Award All American Team will be announced.


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