Although the Wooden Award voters won't choose their 15 finalists for national Player of the Year until early March, that’s no reason not to start the speculation on which stars will make the cut. The contenders for the 2013-14 prize include plenty of new faces, but also some battle-tested veterans back for one last shot at a national title.
One of the latter is Syracuse standout C.J. Fair, who helped key last year’s Final Four squad as Michael Carter-Williams’ sidekick. Now a rising senior, the high-jumping, hard-dunking Fair will be one of the nation’s most exciting and versatile players, giving him a great shot at impressing the Wooden Award committee.
Read on for more on Fair’s chances, along with the rest of the likeliest prospects for those last 15 spots on the ballot in March.