Marvin Bagley, Miles Bridges Headline 2018 Wooden Award Midseason List

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 11, 2018

Duke's Marvin Bagley III in action during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Bloomington, Ind. Duke won 91-81. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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The Los Angeles Athletic Club on Thursday announced the midseason watch list for the 2017-18 Wooden Award as the National Player of the Year. 

Duke's Marvin Bagley, Michigan State's Miles Bridges and Oklahoma's Trae Young headline the list of 25 players, via Doug Haller of

Bagley is tied for second in the NCAA with 13 double-doubles through Duke's first 16 games. He's joined on the list by his teammate Grayson Allen, who is quietly averaging 16.4 points and 4.3 assists per game. 

Young has been the breakout star of the college basketball season. The Sooners freshman leads the NCAA with 29.2 points and 10.1 assists per game. Oklahoma already has 13 wins this season, two more than it had in all of 2016-17.

After returning for his sophomore season, Bridges has led the Spartans to a 16-2 start and leads the team with 16.5 points per game. 

The 2017-18 Wooden Award will be handed out on Apr. 6 in Los Angeles. 

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