Taylor on Wooden Award watch list
Oct. 4, 2010
Commodore junior Jeffery Taylor is one of only two SEC players to be named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list, an award named after former UCLA legendary coach John Wooden that recognizes the best player in college basketball.
Taylor was joined on the list by Georgia post man Trey Thompkins and Florida guard Kenny Boynton as the other SEC representatives.
More about the Wooden Award: Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award is the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. It is bestowed upon the nation's best player at an institution of higher education who has proven to his or her university that he or she is making progress toward graduation and maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. Previous winners include such notables as Larry Bird ('79), Michael Jordan ('84), Tim Duncan ('97), Blake Griffin ('09) and Maya Moore of Connecticut ('09). Ohio State's Evan Turner and Connecticut's Tina Charles won the Award in 2010.
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