Two Syracuse Orange players were named to the Midseason Wooden Award Top 25 Wednesday.
Senior C.J. Fair and freshman Tyler Ennis were placed on the list based on their performances so far this season. Fair was named to the Preseason List, which had 50 players that were thought to be the top contenders to win the award, which honors the nation’s best player.
Fair leads the Orange with 16.8 points per game and also grabs 5.8 rebounds. Ennis, who has been surrounded with a lot of buzz the past couple of weeks, averages 11.8 points, a team-high 5.5 assists and an ACC leading 2.67 steals.
Fair and Ennis were two of five ACC players named to the midseason list. Duke’s sophomore Rodney Hood and freshman Jabari Parker along with N.C. State sophomore T.J. Warren were the other three from the conference to be mentioned.
The list is not definite, so players who weren’t on the midseason list could become finalists for the award. There will be 15 finalists announced on March 8th.