Junior guard Nick Johnson and freshman forward Aaron Gordon were two of four Pac-12 players to be named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 in an announcement Wednesday by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Johnson — who recently became the 48th player in program history to top 1,000 points — is currently averaging a team-leading 16.3 points per game for No. 1 ranked Arizona (18-0, 5-0 Pac-12).
Additionally, Johnson is shooting a career-high 49.7 percent from the field and converts 81.9 percent of free throw attempts.
He ranks as one of the nation’s most versatile defenders and has an average of 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game this season. While not an initial member of the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50, Johnson earned his way into the Midseason Top 25.
Gordon, an essential defensive cog for the Wildcats, is leading the team with an average 7.8 rebounds per game and has recorded a team-high five double-doubles this year.
Gordon has shot 89-for-176 (50.6 percent) from the field and is second on the team in blocks with 17; just two fewer than team-leader, 7-foot center, Kaleb Tarczewski.
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